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Independent Nominating Committee announces diverse candidates to lead change at Hockey Canada

Nine nominees will be up for election on Dec. 17

December 12, 2022

CALGARY, Alta. – Today, the independent Hockey Canada Board of Directors Nominating Committee released its nominees for the new Hockey Canada Board of Directors, subject to a virtual election by Hockey Canada’s Members on Dec. 17, 2022.

The nine nominees from diverse backgrounds bring extensive experience in governance, law, sports, and business. They were selected by the independent Nominating Committee with the assistance of Korn Ferry, a leading executive search firm. Once elected, the Board is expected to lead Hockey Canada through the urgent changes necessary to ensuring greater safety and inclusiveness in and around hockey and restore trust in the organization.

“We are grateful to the more than 550 candidates who applied to help guide the change at Hockey Canada,” said Michael Bruni, Chair of the Nominating Committee. “The nominees we’ve put forward represent the very best of Canadian society: bringing together the knowledge and experience necessary to create a new era in hockey that focuses on governance and cultural evolution.”

The following individuals have been nominated to serve a one-year term:

The Hon. Hugh L. Fraser (Chair)

Grant Borbridge

Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Julie Duranceau

Dave Evans

Marni Fullerton

Jonathan F. Goldbloom

Marian Jacko

Andrea Poole

Biographies for the prospective Board Directors can be accessed here.

The nominated Board has five women and four men. The Board will serve a special term of one-year, in line with a recent recommendation by former Supreme Court Justice, Thomas Cromwell.

“Korn Ferry is grateful to have supported Hockey Canada in identifying the Board nominees and most notably, the Nominating Committee’s rigorous, thoughtful process in arriving at this slate,” said Gordon Orlikow, Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry. “The result is a top-shelf Board with members who have all the necessary skills to lead Hockey Canada to a better place.”

If elected by Hockey Canada’s Members, the Board will be accountable, transparent, and ensure Hockey Canada is an organization that Canadians can be proud of. It is expected one of the Board’s first priorities will be to begin the search for a new chief executive officer to lead the organization, and to focus on building trust, and governance and cultural evolution.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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