President and CEO of the Nunatsiavut Group of CompaniesHe brings 15 years of business experience to his role with over 10 years at senior level positions. He 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, and has completed an Executive Development program offered jointly through Queens and Cornell Universities. Chris is also a full-time hockey dad and volunteer coach, currently residing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador with his wife Robin and son Eric.
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.
Vice President Corporate Development
Sarah Leo is NGC’s Vice President Corporate Development. In that role, she is responsible for creating and managing NGC’s relationships with its key stakeholders, including Beneficiaries, all levels of government, and industry. Sarah is the immediate past President of Nunatsiaviut. Through that role and her previous position as AnkgajukKuk (Mayor) of Nain Inuit Community Government, she is intimately familiar with the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement. As Vice President of Development, Sarah works with NGC’s Executive Team to ensure that all of our businesses are aligned to leverage the opportunities presented through the Land Claims Agreement.
MBA, President/CEO, Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador LP (UHNL LP)Shane Cyr MBA, President/CEO, Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador LP (UHNL LP), has been working in helicopter aviation since 1996. He has worked throughout Canada, Taiwan, Peru, Brazil and Australia servicing clients in both onshore and the offshore helicopter services markets. Currently serving on the Board of Directors of UHNL LP and HAC (Helicopter Association of Canada). Starting out as a ground operations worker in the helicopter logging industry of British Columbia, Mr. Cyr has worked through the ranks and held positions of more responsibility throughout his career with over 15 years of management experience. Mr. Cyr holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vancouver Island University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Sydney University in Australia.
NGC's Chief Financial Officer
Keith Harbin, CPA, CGA, is Nunatsiavut Group of Companies’ Chief Financial Officer. He obtained his professional accounting designation in 2003 and has over twenty years of accounting/finance experience. Keith joined NGC in October 2016 and as a member of the Executive Team, looks forward to contributing to the organization’s success.
In his role as CFO, Keith’s responsibilities include overseeing the accounting and finance functions, financial monitoring, analysis and budgeting in support of operational requirements, as well as strategic planning.
Prior to joining NGC, Keith held senior positions with a number of entities including operations manager of an airport authority, manager with a national public accounting firm, and chief financial officer of a First Nations government.
Keith moved to Labrador in 2005 and resides in Happy Valley-Goose Bay with his wife Rhonda.
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