President, Golf Canada
Roland A. Deveau joined Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in 2012 and assumed the role of President in February 2016. He was recently appointed by Golf Canada’s Nominating Committee to serve a second term as President in 2017.
Roland has chaired Golf Canada’s Audit and Risk Management and Compensation committees, in addition to serving on the Communications and Rules of Golf & Amateur Status committees. He has also been Golf Canada’s advisory member on the R&A International Amateur Status Committee and has extensive experience as a Rules official at many provincial and national golf championships. He previously served in various capacities on the executive committee of the Nova Scotia Golf Association from 1990 to 2004, including a term 2002 as President. He has also served his home club, Clare Golf and Country Club, as its President in addition to serving on its board as well as several committees.
He resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia, with his wife, Jacqueline. Since 1998, Roland has been a public utility commissioner with the NS Utility and Review Board, and was appointed its vice-chair in 2011. He has served as President of the provincial association of French-speaking lawyers and jurists from 2004 to 2009, and he completed his term as secretary/treasurer of the national “Fédération canadienne des juristes d’expression française de common law.” Roland was awarded Golfer of the Year in 2002 by Atlantic Canada’s Golf News in recognition of his volunteer efforts and also received recognition for service to the Nova Scotia Francophone community.