Driving forward Board Initiatives

In order to provide in-depth concentration in key areas of Board responsibility and to help the Board carry out its work, the Board may appoint advisory committees, task forces, or other temporary working groups required from time to time.

The Board has established standing Committees, each with three members, with a mandate to:

  • Provide in-depth consideration and advice to the Board with respect to the oversight of particular aspects of SPS’s activities
  • Exercise particular powers or perform particular duties or functions of the Board


The Board standing Committees are:

  • Finance and Audit: To assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to financial planning, budgeting, financial reporting and review and the system of internal controls, and financial risk management. 
    Committee members include:

    • Elizabeth Model (Chair)

    • Manav Gill

    • Bob Rolls
       

  • Governance: To assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities related to the Board’s governance philosophies, structures, policies, and processes as well as legal and compliance matters. 
    Committee members include:

    • Harley Chappell (Chair)
    • Cheney Cloke
    • Bob Rolls
       
  • Human Resources and Compensation: To assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities related to SPS’s human resources philosophies, structures, policies and processes; the culture, values, norms and ethics at SPS; and the nature, capacity, recruitment, performance, and succession of SPS’s leadership.
    Committee members include:

    • Jim Carwana (Chair)

    • Meena Brisard

    • Jessie Sunner
       

  • Freedom of Information: To assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities related to the release of information in response to requests made under FOIPPA.
    FOI is a Committee of the whole. 
    Find more information about the Freedom of Information policies and how to make a request for information.

The roles and specific responsibilities for each of these Committees are set out in the Terms of Reference for each of the Committees. The Board takes into consideration, but is not bound by, the recommendations of a Committee.