Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay man ap­pointed to Nal­cor board of di­rec­tors

Ge­off Goodyear ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - FRONT PAGE - BY EVAN CA­REEN

A well-known Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay man was just ap­pointed to the board of di­rec­tors for Nal­cor En­ergy.

Ge­off Goodyear was ap­pointed to the board on Sept. 25 and said he’s ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity.

“It’s ex­cit­ing and with that comes mixed feel­ings, of course,” he told the Labradorian. “First off, spend­ing time with the group that makes up the board. If you look at the bios there’s an amaz­ing group of very ac­com­plished peo­ple who sit on that board so it’s go­ing to be very ex­cit­ing and in­ter­est­ing to spend time with them and be part of that process.”

Goodyear is no slouch him­self when it comes to ac­com­plish­ments, hav­ing re­cently re­tired as the pres­i­dent and CEO of Uni­ver­sal He­li­copters. He has also been the chair­man of the He­li­copter As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada and the NavCanada Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, is the co-founder of the Labrador Pere­grine Fal­con Mon­i­tor­ing Pro­gram, sits on the boards of the Labrador North Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Bat­tle Har­bour His­toric Trust, is an hon­orarycColonel for 5 Wing Goose Bay and is pres­i­dent of the Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay Ro­tary Club.

“Nal­cor En­ergy’s board of di­rec­tors plays the im­por­tant role of over­see­ing the Crown Cor­po­ra­tion’s op­er­a­tions,” said Siobhan Coady, min­is­ter of Nat­u­ral Re­sources in a press re­lease. “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.”

Goodyear said as a res­i­dent of Labrador he’s thrilled to be there and un­der­stand the sen­si­tiv­ity sur­round­ing the Muskrat Falls project, but stressed Nal­cor is about more than just Muskrat Falls.

“They also deal with the off­shore plan­ning and govern­ment’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the off­shore is through Nal­cor so there’s lots to do,” he said. “I’m sure there’s a var­ied num­ber of top­ics which in­clude Muskrat Falls but a lot of other is­sues as well.”

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Ge­off Goodyear

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