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Provincial Government Announces Appointments and Chair of the Board of the College of the North Atlantic

Press Release

September 11, 2023

The Honourable Krista Lynn Howell, Minister of Education, today announced the Chair of the Board of Governors of the College of the North Atlantic. Minister Howell also announced two appointments and four re-appointments to the Board.

Mark Bradbury has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Governors.

Members appointed for three-year terms include:

  • Kevin Bond; and,
  • Allan Hawkins.

Members re-appointed for three-year terms include:

  • Kenneth Martin;
  • Dorothy Pye-Johnson;
  • Jill Quilty; and,
  • Dr. Charles Randell.

College of the North Atlantic’s Board of Governors, established under section 9 of the College Act, 1996, is the corporate body responsible for the oversight and strategic management of College of the North Atlantic. The Board of Governors consists of individuals with a diverse range of knowledge and expertise.

Biographical information on the appointees can be found in the backgrounder below.


“I thank each member of the Board of Governors for their dedication to supporting the College of the North Atlantic and the post-secondary fabric of the province. Congratulations on your appointment to help guide this important institution for the next three years.”

Honourable Krista Lynn Howell
Minister of Education


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Biographical Information of Appointees to College of the North Atlantic’s Board of Governors

Kevin Bond

Kevin Bond serves as Instructional Coordinator for Engineering, Natural Resources and Industrial Trades for the Corner Brook Campus of the College of the North Atlantic. He is a chemist and lead instructor for the Environmental Engineering Technology program with a 31-year teaching career. Mr. Bond is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Canadian Armed Forces, serving as Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. He serves on several boards, including ACAP Humber Arm assisting with research into the water quality of the Bay of Islands.

Mark Bradbury

Mark Bradbury holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University. He served as an officer in the Canadian Navy before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to pursue studies as a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Bradbury worked in private business before beginning a 26-year career with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. He is a past member of the Memorial University Board of Regents and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada. He served as president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and was awarded the Fellow Chartered Accountant designation in 2001. Mr. Bradbury is active with a number of community groups and has served on the Board of Governors for the College of the North Atlantic since 2014.

Allan Hawkins

Allan Hawkins is a former Provincial Government Minister with the departments of Advanced Education and Skills, Transportation and Works, and Education and Early Learning. He has experience as the President of Kiwanis Club, Vice President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, and Vice Chair of the Gander International Airport Authority. Mr. Hawkins holds undergraduate degrees in Arts and Education from Memorial University.

Kenneth Martin

Kenneth Martin is a graduate of Memorial University’s Bachelor of Commerce program, and he holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary. Mr. Martin has expertise in banking and finance, and he held the role of Regional Vice President with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. He is a former board member of the Genesis Centre at Memorial University and OceansAdvance.

Dorothy Pye-Johnson

Dorothy Pye-Johnson is the CEO of NunatuKavut Community Council. Ms. Pye-Johnson has over 30 years of experience in municipal governance and economic development. She is an active member of the Economic Developers Association of Canada and AFOA Canada, and is a former Co-Chair and Treasurer of the Mokami Status of Women Council.

Jill Quilty

Jill Quilty is a Crown Attorney with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. Quilty holds undergraduate degrees from St. Thomas University and Memorial University, and a Masters of Education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. She completed her law degree at Dalhousie University and is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and Indigenous Bar Association.

Charles Randell

Charles Randell is the former President and CEO of C-CORE. Mr. Randell completed his undergraduate degree in engineering from Lakehead University before completing his masters degree and PhD in engineering from the University of Victoria. Mr. Randell is a director of Anglican Homes Inc., and was a founding member of the Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Fire Department.


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