The province has named a board of directors to oversee the operations of the new Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corp.
Tannis Mindell, former secretary to Treasury Board, has been appointed as chairwoman of the new corporation, while Leslie Turnbull, a former Manitoba Hydro board member and partner with Viewpoints Research, has been appointed vice-chair.
Dave Chomiak, minister responsible for gaming and the lead minister on the merger of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission and Manitoba Lotteries Corp., announced the appointments this morning.
The merger of the two Crown corporations, announced in the April 17 provincial budget, is designed to save on administrative costs.
Other members of the new board include:
* Fran Frederickson, instructional designer for Manitoba Public Insurance, former vice-chair of the board of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission;
* Jean Paul Gobeil, chartered accountant and certified management consultant, former member of the Manitoba Lotteries board;
* Bob Mayer, lawyer, former vice-chair of the Public Utilities Board;
* Marion Moist, Manitoba Health employee, former vice-chair of the Manitoba Licence Suspension Appeal Board;
* Arnold Ouskan, grand chief of the Keewatin Tribal Council;
* Kevin Rebeck, president of the Manitoba Federation of Labour;
* Gerald Rosenby, chartered accountant, former member of the Manitoba Lotteries board; and
* Dave Schioler, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba.
The government has already appointed Winston Hodgins as president and CEO of the new crown corporation. He has been at the helm of Manitoba Lotteries since 2000.
Chomiak said in a press release that the new appointees would be charged with carrying out the government’s plan to merge the two crown Corporations.