Consistent with good governance standards in the investment industry, Trustees need to have the skills and knowledge necessary to understand the basics of investments, economics, business, and financial management and how those matters affect the ability of the Trust to achieve its mandate. Those requirements, on top of the responsibility to preserve and grow the Settlement Payments for all future generations of Inuit of Nunavut, mean that the role of Nunavut Trust Trustee is both challenging and rewarding. The people serving as Trustees carry a very heavy weight on their shoulders but take great pride in the accomplishments of the Trust so far.
Trustees follow a strong code of conduct in carrying out their responsibilities and must put the achievement of the Trust mandate above all other considerations. Each Trustee acts on behalf of all past, present, and future Inuit of Nunavut in the carrying out of their responsibilities, not just the interests of the region that appointed them.
Each of the three Regional Inuit Associations in Nunavut appoints two trustees to the board of Nunavut Trust for three-year terms. Trustees can be re-appointed when their term expires. The Trustees themselves appoint a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from among the current board of trustees. Currently the Trustees serving on the Board are: