Chief Executive Officer, Commissionaires Newfoundland and Labrador
In 2012, Jim Lynch was appointed CEO of Commissionaires, Newfoundland and Labrador. His appointment follows a successful career in the academic sector where he was selected by the Learning Partnership as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals.
Mr. Lynch began his teaching career at Mobile High School in September 1982. He was appointed Department Head Social Studies in 1990, replacement Vice Principal February 1993, acting Principal Sept/Dec 1993, Vice Principal January 1994, and was named Principal under the newly formed Eastern School District in September 2002. He retired as Principal in June 2010 and joined Commissionaires, Newfoundland and Labrador in Operations.
Mr. Lynch is also actively involved in community affairs. He served as President of the Southern Shore Branch of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association from 1982-1985. He served with 2515 RCACC as a Cadet and Unit Officer from 1967 to 1985 and Commanding Officer from 1985 to 1987 at which time he retired at the rank of Major. He was also President and National Director of the Army Cadet League of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador Branch) from 1987-1990.
He is a current member and Past Chairman of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Committee and is currently an executive member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society. He is the current Training Director of the Signal Hill Tattoo, a position he has held since 1980. Mr. Lynch just recently retired as Commanding Officer of 2007 RCACC a cadet corps which he formed at Mobile High School in September of 2007.
He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland (Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hon.) and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), and holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and a Diploma in Technology Education, also from Memorial University.
Mr. Lynch is the recipient of the Canadian Force Declaration, CD, from the Department of National Defence, as well as the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.