19. The Centre’s affairs are administered by a president and chief executive officer appointed by the Government from among the persons who have been declared qualified to hold that office by the selection committee composed of the Secretary of the Conseil du trésor, the Deputy Minister of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and the Deputy Minister of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur or their representative.
The Chair of the Conseil du trésor publishes a notice inviting interested persons to apply, in accordance with the procedure the Chair determines.
The selection committee promptly evaluates the candidates on the basis of their knowledge, particularly regarding procurement, their experience and their qualifications. The committee presents to the Chair of the Conseil du trésor a report in which it lists the candidates it has met whom it considers qualified to hold the office of president and chief executive officer. All information and documents regarding the candidates and the proceedings of the committee are confidential.
The committee members are entitled to reimbursement of their expenses to the extent determined by the Government.
The Government determines the president and chief executive officer’s remuneration, employee benefits and other conditions of employment.
The president and chief executive officer is appointed for a term of up to five years. At the end of the term, the president and chief executive officer remains in office until replaced or reappointed.