Role of the Chief Administrator

The Chief Administrator of CAS is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Justice.

Subsections 7(2) and 7(3) of the CAS Act specify that the Chief Administrator has all the powers necessary for:

  • providing effective and efficient management and administration of court services, including court facilities, libraries, corporate services and staffing; and
  • structuring registry operations and preparing budgets, in consultation with the Chief Justices of the four courts, for the requirements of those courts and the related needs of CAS.