Natural Resources
September 25, 2017

Provincial Government Announces Appointment to Nalcor Board of Directors

Today, the Provincial Government announced an appointment to the Board of Directors of Nalcor Energy. Based on a recommendation provided by the Independent Appointments Commission, Geoffrey Scott Goodyear has been appointed effective immediately. The appointment was made through the merit-based appointment process established by the Independent Appointments Commission (IAC) Act.

A bio for Mr. Goodyear can be found in the backgrounder below.

Lines of business at Nalcor Energy include the development, generation, transmission and sale of electricity; the exploration, development, production and sale of oil and gas; industrial fabrication site management; and energy marketing.

“Nalcor Energy’s Board of Directors plays the important role of overseeing the Crown corporation’s operations. Collectively the board brings experience and competency in such areas as corporate governance, audit, finance, law and business management. Mr. Goodyear’s appointment will complement existing skills while ensuring that representation is in place for Labrador. I thank Mr. Goodyear for taking on this role and wish him success during his tenure.”
The Honourable Siobhan Coady
Minister of Natural Resources

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Biography of Geoffrey Scott Goodyear

Geoffrey Scott Goodyear spent the majority of his working career as a helicopter pilot and recently retired as the President and CEO of Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador LP. During his tenure with Universal he was the recipient of Transport Canada’s Aviation Safety Award and the inaugural recipient of Eurocopter Canada’s “Innovation in Safety” award.

Throughout his aviation career Mr. Goodyear has served as:

  • Chair, Helicopter Association of Canada
  • Chair, NavCanada Advisory Committee
  • Past Director, Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research

Other interests and achievements include:

  • Co-founder of the Labrador Peregrine Falcon Monitoring Program
  • Board member, Labrador North Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member, Battle Harbour Historic Trust
  • President of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Rotary Club
  • Honorary Colonel for 5 Wing, Goose Bay

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