Hockey Canada has a new board of directors.
Jonathan Goldbloom was named chairman of the board of directors, replacing Hugh L. Fraser.
Gillian Apps, Amanda Fowler, Corey Hirsch, Kristi Miller, Krista Outhwaite and Geoffrey Wong are the newest directors elected to the board on Saturday by the organization’s 13 members following a vote at the Hockey Canada 2023 Annual Meeting.
Grant Borbridge, Goldbloom and Marian Jacko were re-elected after serving on Hockey Canada’s transition board of directors.
“I am very proud of the significant progress our transition board has made in renewing the leadership, sports security, good governance and financial transparency and accountability of Hockey Canada,” said Goldbloom.
“We have a solid foundation to build on and I look forward to working with my new colleagues and the Hockey Canada leadership team to continue advancing the sport we love as Canadians.”
Nine people have been elected to our Board of Directors, led by President Jonathan Goldbloom. 🇨🇦
Neuf personnes ont été élues à notre conseil d’administration qui ser presidée por Jonathan Goldbloom. 🇨🇦
Goldbloom, a Montreal resident, was a member of the executive committee for the inaugural Beyond the Boards Summit and led the recent search committee for Hockey Canada’s president and CEO. He also currently serves as a member of the Via Rail board of directors.
Fraser said in a statement on Friday that he made the decision not to seek re-election in the summer, driven by a desire to pursue other projects related to safe sport.
Fraser left the organization while the findings of an investigative report into sexual assault allegations involving members of the 2018 Canadian men’s junior hockey team are under appeal.
Hockey Canada said the closed-door appeal will begin “in the near future.”
The changes to the statutes were recommended in a 221-page report led by former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell, which called for more oversight and accountability.
Cromwell’s report called for the transition board to have four objectives: respond, along with Hockey Canada members, to the governance changes recommended in its final report; address the public’s numerous concerns about its senior management team; begin to repair fractured relationships with stakeholders; and ensure operational stability.
Fraser, a retired judge, said he believes those goals have been met. He also said he feels Hockey Canada has returned to a healthier financial position than when it began, with the restoration of government funding and the return of corporate partners.
“We welcome Jonathan as the new Chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors and look forward to continuing to work with him to ensure that hockey in our country represents safety, excellence and sport for all,” said Katherine Henderson, President and CEO of Hockey Canada.
“The work that the outgoing board, led by the Honorable Hugh L. Fraser, accomplished during its 11 months was significant and we thank each of the directors for their important contributions.”