Hockey Canada has a brand new board of administrators.
Jonathan Goldbloom was appointed as chair by the board, taking up from Hugh L. Fraser.
Gillian Apps, Amanda Fowler, Corey Hirsch, Kristi Miller, Krista Outhwaite and Geoffrey Wong are the most recent administrators to be elected onto the board on Saturday by the group’s 13 members following a vote on the 2023 Hockey Canada Annual Assembly.
Grant Borbridge, Goldbloom and Marian Jacko had been re-elected after serving on Hockey Canada’s transition board of administrators.
“I’m very pleased with the significant progress that our transition board of administrators made in management renewal, sport security, good governance and monetary transparency and accountability for Hockey Canada,” Goldbloom mentioned.
“We now have a robust basis to construct upon and I’m desperate to work with my new colleagues and Hockey Canada’s management group to proceed to advance the game that we love as Canadians.”
9 people have been elected to our Board of Administrators, led by chair Jonathan Goldbloom. 🇨🇦<br><br>Neuf personnes ont été élues à notre conseil d’administration qui sera présidé par Jonathan Goldbloom. 🇨🇦
Goldbloom, a resident of Montreal, was a member of the manager committee for the inaugural Past the Boards Summit and led Hockey Canada’s current president and chief govt officer search committee. He additionally at the moment serves as a member of the board of administrators of Through Rail.
Fraser mentioned in a launch Friday that he made the choice to not search re-election in the summertime, pushed by a need to pursue different tasks associated to secure sport.
Fraser exited the group because the findings of an investigative report into allegations of sexual assault involving members of the 2018 Canadian males’s junior hockey group is underneath enchantment.
Hockey Canada mentioned the in-camera enchantment will start “within the close to future.”
Fraser was named as a part of a transition board in December 2022 and has since overseen a sequence of modifications to the sporting physique, together with hiring a brand new president and chief govt officer, investing in sport security initiatives, implementing bylaw modifications and ensuring the group’s funds are extra clear and clear.
The bylaw modifications had been advisable in a 221-page report led by former Supreme Courtroom choose Thomas Cromwell, which referred to as for extra oversight and accountability.
Cromwell’s report referred to as for the transition board to have 4 objectives: reply, along side Hockey Canada members, to the governance modifications advisable in his last report; deal with the numerous public issues about its senior administration group; start to restore fractured relationships with stakeholders; and guarantee operational stability.
Fraser, a retired choose, mentioned he believes these objectives have been met. He additionally mentioned he feels Hockey Canada has returned to a more healthy monetary place than when he began, with authorities funding restored and the return of company companions.
“We welcome Jonathan as the brand new chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Administrators and stay up for persevering with to work with him to make sure hockey in our nation embodies security, excellence and sport for all,” mentioned Katherine Henderson, president and chief govt officer of Hockey Canada.
“The work that the outgoing board, led by the Hon. Hugh L. Fraser, completed throughout its 11 months was vital and we’re grateful to every of the administrators for his or her essential contributions.”