President and CEO
Chris brings more than 20 years of business experience to his role, including more than 14 years at senior level positions. He has been a key leader responsible for developing short and long-term business strategic plans, instrumental in several business mergers, acquisitions, and business reorganization, while maintaining quality and service excellence. He currently sits on the boards of 19 companies and partnerships in which LICST has an interest, and chairs one-third of those boards.
In 2021, Chris was elected President of the Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics Corporation for a 1-year term.
A Beneﬁciary of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He earned an Executive Leadership Development Program Certiﬁcate oﬀered jointly through Queen’s and Cornell Universities.
Chris is a full-time hockey dad and volunteer coach. He resides in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, with his wife Robin and son Eric.
Chief Operating Officer
As NGC’s Chief Operating Oﬃcer, Sarah works with the heads of the fully-owned companies and partnerships and oversees the day-to-day operations of those entities. She cultivates and manages NGC’s relationships with its key stakeholders, including Beneﬁciaries, all levels of government, and industry.
Sarah served as AngajukKak (Mayor) of Nain Inuit Community Government from 2006-2010. From 2012 to 2016, she was President of Nunatsiavut. Prior to coming to NGC, Sarah was Aboriginal Aﬀairs Superintendent at Vale for the Voisey’s Bay mine. She joined NGC in August 2017 as Vice President of Corporate Development. She sits on the boards of Timmiak Construction Limited and Innu-Inuit Redpath. Sarah is also a Trustee of The Labrador Inuit Settlement Trust.
As a Nunatsiavimmiut, Sarah’s knowledge of the role that NGC and its companies play in the region are tremendous assets as NGC continues on its path to be Inuit-led business leaders in the North. Sarah is intimately familiar with the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, and as COO, she works with the Executive Team to ensure that all NGC businesses are aligned to leverage the opportunities presented through the Land Claims Agreement.
Director of Finance
In her role as Director of Finance, Robin oversees accounting and the finance department for the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies. She is a graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in Accounting and Finance from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax Nova Scotia. She obtained her Professional Accounting designation while living in Ottawa, Ontario in 2002.
Robin has more than 20 years’ experience in financial accounting and senior management positions in the public and private sector. Prior to coming to NGC, Robin worked in regional accounting firms as well as the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. She returned to Happy Valley-Goose Bay in 2009.
Human Resources Manager
Janice joined the NGC team as the Human Resources Manager in October 2021. Prior to joining NGC, she was the HR Manager with the Nunatsiavut Government. In the nine previous years, she gained significant HR experience in the mining and construction industry.
She graduated from the College of the North Atlantic with a diploma in Business Management specializing in Human Resources Management in 2011.
Janice has a special interest in providing employment and training opportunities to Nunatsiavut Beneficiaries wherever possible. Over the past four years, she has has worked with employers who share that interest.
Janice resides in Goose Bay with her spouse Craig and stepchildren, Calleigh and Caleb. She is a part of a large family on both her Mom’s and Dad’s side. Although she has spent many years in Goose Bay, Nain and Webb’s Bay will always be home.
As Business Analyst, Erin supports expanding development of business ventures for Nunatsiavut Group of Companies. She holds educational specializations in Business Management Accounting, Construction Management, Event and Hospitality Management, Facilitation, Mediation & Negotiation. Erin is a designated Project Management Professional (PMP) and was recently granted a degree in Applied Studies from Athabasca University in recognition of coursework in multiple academic areas. Prior to moving to Happy Valley-Goose Bay to join NGC in June 2022, Erin worked as Manager of Federal Contributions and Relations for the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Community and Government Services.
Construction Manager – Nunatsiavut Construction Inc.
DJ has 10 years of various civil construction experience holding various roles within the construction industry.
He completed a civil engineering technology program at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s, NL. He is currently a resident of Happy Valley-Goose Bay with his family.
In his role within NCI as construction manager, he oversees the day to day operations within the company.
General Manager of Nunatsiavut Marine Incorporated (NMI)
As General Manager of NMI, Gary oversees the day to day operation of NMI and as a member of the NGC executive team, the long term strategy, goals and direction for NMI. Gary also sits on the board of Integrated Nunatsiavut Logistecs, a partnership with Integrated Logistics to primarily provide stevedoring services at the port of Goose Bay.
In partnership with Labrador Marine, Nunatsiavut Marine Inc., will be continuing to provide support to the North coast shore based freight and passenger services. NMI will be responsible for reservations, ticketing, freight handling and wharfinger services in the serviced communities.
Gary is a graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He joined NMI in June 2014 as Fleet Manager, and previously worked with Irving Shipbuilding and Marine Atlantic Inc.
General Manager, Torngait Services Inc.
Wyman has more than 25 years’ experience in Financial Accounting and/or Senior Management positions in the public and private sector. He is a graduate of the Business Management Accounting Program at the Cabot Institute of Applied Arts and Technology (now known as CNA).
Most recently, Wyman was Town Manager of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Prior to that role, he was deputy minister of Finance, Human Resources, and Technology in the Nunatsiavut Government. Wyman was also part of the group of Nunatsiavut Government officials who established the Labrador Inuit Capital Strategy Trust.
In his role as general manager of Torngait Services Inc., Wyman oversees NGC’s partnership with ATCO and the operation of the site services agreement with Vale at Voisey’s Bay. He also leads TSI’s business opportunities initiatives, as well as overseeing the company’s extensive recruitment and training programs.
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