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Governance Committee

Provides oversight of the Board’s governance practices with the objective of ensuring good governance, accountability and transparency.

The Governance Committee is responsible for providing oversight of the Board’s governance practices with the objective of ensuring good governance, accountability and transparency.

Criteria

  • Be a member of Doctors Nova Scotia;
  • Possess general knowledge of or interest in governance;
  • Be willing to commit to a two or three-year term of approximately 4-6 meetings per year;
  • Experience on a Governance Committee or a Board would be considered an asset; and
  • An Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) or comparable designation would be considered an asset.

Time commitment

  • Approximately seven meetings per year (can participate by teleconference)
  • Review of meeting materials

Expression of interest

Doctors Nova Scotia members interested in serving on the Governance Committee can submit an Expression of Interest form. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest for June 2016 vacancies was March 25.  Expressions of interest submitted after March 25 will be considered for next year’s vacancies.

Note:  Expressions of Interest will be kept for two years.  After two years members will have to re-submit.

Contact

Charmaine Smith
Director, Corporate Services
902-481-4930

Governance Committee
Term chart
MemberTerm
Date elected/appointedTerm ending
Jane Brooks, chair
1st 
June 2015
June 2018
Michelle Dow, President June 2016June 2018
André Bernard, Chair of the Board
1stSeptember 2016June 2019
David Milne, Past President
 
June 2016June 2017
Kathy Gallagher (Board representative)2nd
June 2016June 2019
John Ginn (Board representative)1stJune 2015June 2018
Mike Gross
2nd
June 2016
June 2019
Elwood MacMullin
1st
June 2016June 2019

Each member can serve a maximum of 2 consecutive 3-year terms. If the incumbent wants to re-offer for a second term, the appointment must be recommended by the committee and approved by the Board of Directors.