193. The executive director of a public institution shall be appointed by the members of the board of directors of that institution. Where the board of directors administers more than one institution, the executive director shall also act as the executive director of each of the institutions.
No person may be appointed as executive director of an institution unless the Centre de référence des directeurs généraux et des cadres instituted by section 521 attests that he qualifies for such an appointment.
The appointment of an executive director may not be renewed unless the body referred to in the second paragraph attests that he qualifies for reappointment or that he meets the requirements for holding the position as established at the time the classification of the position is determined.
However, in exceptional cases, the Minister may, at the request of an institution, authorize that institution to renew the appointment of an executive director who does not meet the conditions set out in the third paragraph.
If the classification of an executive director’s position is raised, the latter may not continue to hold the position at the expiry of his contract unless the Centre de référence attests that he is qualified to do so with regard to the new classification.