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Feds launch search for new CEO of NCC, appoint charity executive to board of directors

NCC CEO Mark Kristmanson is pictured at the National Capital Commission's headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016.
NCC CEO Mark Kristmanson is pictured at the National Capital Commission's headquarters in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The federal government on Friday announced it’s now accepting applications in its search to find the new chief executive officer of the National Capital Commission.

The current CEO of the Crown corporation is Dr. Mark Kristmanson. The government appointed him to the position in early 2014 on a five-year term.

Kristmanson can re-apply for the top job — which comes with a salary range of $179,200 to $210,800 per year.

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Before being chosen to lead the corporation, Kristmanson worked at the NCC for a decadeĀ as its director of capital events. Prior to that, he served as the founding executive director of the New Brunswick Arts Board. He was also the technical director at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa from 1982 to 1994.

The application period for the position is open until end of day on July 30, 2018.

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The CEO also has to sit on the NCC’s board of directors — comprised of 15 members in total, including Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The federal minister of Canadian Heritage also announced Friday that Deborah Lynn Morrison is the board’s newest part-time member.

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Morrison, appointed on a four-year term, is the president and CEO of Experiences Canada, a national charity that seeks to help young Canadians learn more about their country through travel, exchanges, conferences and programs.

Her appointment is effective June 25.

Morrison replaces consultant and author Bob Plamondon, who attended his last NCC board meeting on Thursday. Plamondon was appointed in May 2014 for a four-year term and served as interim chair of the NCC for a short period of time in 2017, prior to Microsoft executive Marc Seaman’s appointment.