September 1, 2004
New board of directors for
Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation
Loyola Sullivan, Minister of Finance and
President of Treasury Board, today announced that government has appointed a
new board of directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation
"The corporation has an important
responsibility for government, and as such, a strong board of directors is
required to ensure the operations are properly managed," said Minister
Sullivan. "The new board members have experience in an array of areas
relevant to the NLLC, and I feel these will be definite assets in managing
its operations. I welcome them to their new positions, and I look forward to
working with them."
Minister Sullivan said one of the
appointments will strengthen the boardís accountability to government.
"A government representative was not previously on the corporation
board. I felt it was important that government have a direct link to the
board of directors and the governance of the liquor corporation, as such, I
have appointed the deputy minister of finance as a board member," he
The new board members are:
- Glenn Tobin, Chair, Marystown
- Cheryl Stagg, Stephenville
- James Oxford, Mount Pearl
- Terry Paddon, Deputy Minister of Finance,
The full complement for the board of
directors is six members and a president/chief executive officer. The other
vacancies are expected to be filled in the coming weeks.
In addition to changes to the board of
directors, government is also in the process of selecting a new president
and CEO for the NLLC. Gerry Glavine was appointed to the position in August
2000 for a four-year term, and his contract was not renewed. The position of
president/CEO is expected to be filled by October.
"I want to thank Mr. Glavine and all the
former board members for their service and dedication to the Newfoundland
and Labrador Liquor Corporation. I wish them every success in their future
endeavours," said the minister.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor
Corporation is a Crown agency of the Department of Finance. It is
responsible for managing the importation, sale and distribution of beverage
alcohol within the province.
Media contact: Diane Keough, Communications,
(709) 729-6830, 685-4401
Biographies of Members of the Board of
Directors for the NLLC
Glenn Tobin, Chair
Mr. Tobin has a diverse background which includes business, social work and
public service. For 10 years, he was a social worker in Marystown. During
that time, he also served on the Marystown town council as councillor and
deputy mayor. In 1982 he was elected as a Member for the House of Assembly,
a position he held until 1996. As MHA, Mr. Tobin served on a variety of
committees, was appointed as minister to the departments of Social Services,
and Works, Services and Transportation, and served as deputy opposition
house leader. Mr. Tobin has also been involved in a number of community
organizations including the Marystown-Burin Area Chamber of Commerce,
Newfoundland and Labrador Chambers of Commerce, Marystown Recreation
Committee, and the Kinsmen Club. Currently, Mr. Tobin lives in Marystown
where he operates and manages Island Trucking Ltd.
Stephenville resident and legal assistant, Ms. Stagg has a varied background
in small business and community involvement. She was co-founder and editor
of The Georgian, general manager of the Stephenville Theatre Festival, and
owner/operator of an art gallery and custom framing studio. Ms. Stagg also
worked for the provincial government in the former departments of Adult
Education and Development. In addition, she has served on a number of
national, provincial, and regional board of directors including: Canadian
National, Marine Atlantic, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Sir
Thomas Roddick Hospital, Bay St. George Chamber of Commerce, and Airport
Advisory Committee, among others.
Mr. Oxford is the operations manager for the City of Mount Pearl, a position
he has held for the last 28 years. A native of Ramea, Mr. Oxford, attended
college in St. Johnís where he pursued a career in the mechanical field.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Oxford worked in Labrador and the St.
Johnís area for both the private sector and the provincial government. He
is also member of a number of professional and community associations.
Mr. Paddon, deputy minister of finance, joined the provincial public service
as manager, tax audit with the tax administration branch of the Department
of Finance in 1990. His career in the public service continued with the
fiscal and tax policy branch, where he worked as senior policy advisor,
director, and assistant deputy minister. In addition to his public service
experience, Mr. Paddon has held positions in the private sector including
the public accounting industry. Mr. Paddon holds a bachelor of commerce
degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and was admitted to the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland in 1980.