In meeting this responsibility, the Board works with management to develop and approve the corporation's strategic plans, operating goals, annual budget and business plans. It participates in identifying business risk and overseeing the implementation of appropriate systems to achieve a balance between the risks incurred and potential returns.
The Board is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Board consists of 12 external directors.
Ms. Wiks recently retired from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) where she spent 35 years in a variety of roles. In her last position at CIBC, she held the position of Associate Vice-President, Small Business and Retail Banking, and was responsible for branches in Regina and Saskatoon.
Ms. Wiks holds a Certified Financial Planner Designation from the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners as well as an Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan.
She has served on several boards over the years, including Director of the Saskatoon and District Chamber of Commerce, Royal University Hospital Foundation and Junior Achievement. She has also served as the Saskatchewan Chair for the “Run for the Cure” campaign.
Ms. Wiks has successfully completed The Directors College accredited corporate director development program and holds a Chartered Director designation. Ms. Wiks was named by Saskatchewan Business Magazine as one of Saskatchewan’s Women of Influence. Ms. Wiks is based in Saskatoon.
Mr. Perrault was appointed to the SGI Board in 2011 and serves on the Audit, Finance and Conduct Review Committee and Investment and Lending Committee. He is a University of Saskatchewan graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Chartered Accountant and, in 2011, obtained his Chartered Director designation.
Mr. Perrault is President of his companies, Paradise Business Consulting and Paradise Properties. He has extensive experience in management and corporate financial affairs including audits, budgeting, strategic planning and human resource management. As a Chartered Accountant and business professional he has had the opportunity to work throughout the City of Swift Current, the Province of Saskatchewan and for four years in Bermuda. He has been a part of many organizations through both audit and advisory roles and has gained significant business knowledge. This has included working with not-for-profit organizations, rural municipalities, Aboriginal bands, small businesses, corporate farms and, in Bermuda, publicly traded companies. While in Bermuda, Mr. Perrault worked with many reinsurance/insurance companies as an auditor and for two years as a reinsurance accountant with Aspen Re, a publicly traded reinsurer.
Currently, Mr. Perrault is an elected City of Swift Current Councillor and he serves on many local boards. He is also an Ambassador and active member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the SW Type 1 Sharps.
Ms. Boback-Lane was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2012 and currently serves on the Governance and Human Resources Committee. Since 1999, she has been the President and CEO of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan and is working with the Ministry of Health and provincial health regions in the creation of the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan. Ms. Boback-Lane continues to lead a provincial team in advocating and fundraising for the new children's hospital project with focused expertise in marketing, public relations and philanthropy.
Ms. Boback-Lane currently sits as a member of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Hospitals of Canada, Canadian Advisory Committee for the Children's Miracle Network and Canadian Children's Hospital Foundation Executives.
Ms. Boback-Lane was recognized by Saskatchewan Business Magazine as one of Saskatchewan's Women of Influence and received an honour from her home town of Prince Albert and the public school system, where she was inducted into their wall of fame for her contributions to provincial education and health care initiatives.
Ms. Boback-Lane lives in Saskatoon with her husband Mark and their two children, Tess and Ella. They love spending time at the lake and cherish the friendships that they have made throughout the province.
Mr. Cau was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2016. Since 2015 he has been the Business Manager for National Accounts at Acklands-Grainger Inc. in Regina. Mr. Cau is a focused, driven leader in his industry where he excels at innovation, revitalization and accelerated growth. He has an International Masters of Business Administration from Vancouver and Shanghai, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of British Columbia.
In the past Mr. Cau worked for Information Systems Management (an IBM company), MarkeTel Multiline Dialing Systems Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, and Nortel Networks.
He is a leader in his community, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Chinese Language School of Regina, and as a board member for the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) and Saskatchewan Advanced Technology Association (SATA).
Ms. Cook was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2016. She is currently Vice President of Corporate Affairs with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) where she has created an evolving culture of growth and development for SIGA’s employees and oversees its communications, public relations, responsible gaming and community investment programs. Ms. Cook is a member of SIGA’s executive management team and works with its board on corporate governance.
She is a graduate of the Directors College, Chartered Director Program through McMasters University and the University of Regina. She’s currently working on her Masters of Business Administration in Community Economic Development.
Ms. Cook lives in Warman, Saskatchewan and serves as a Director for the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board and is Chair of the Governance Committee for the Saskatchewan Research Council.
In 2009, she was recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Top 10 Women of Influence by Saskatchewan Business Magazine and was nominated as a Woman of Distinction for the publication in 2010.
HOWARD CROFTS, FCA
Mr. Crofts was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2008 and currently serves as the Chair of the Audit, Finance and Conduct Review Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.
Mr. Crofts is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. He spent his professional career providing assurance, tax and business advisory services to clients in a variety of industries including insurance, telecommunications, transportation, real estate and construction, aviation, professional services, manufacturing, oil and gas, health care and retail.
Mr. Crofts retired from MNP LLP in 2012 where he held various leadership roles in the firm for 10 years prior to retirement. He currently serves as a member of the Boards and various committees of Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Group Medical Services, Raven Oil Corporation, Greystone Managed Investments and Pro Docs Ltd. Mr. Crofts is based in Regina.
Mr. Klewchuk was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2008, serves as the Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Investment and Lending Committee. Mr. Klewchuk is a University of North Dakota graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree and also a graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Master of Science degree in trade and technology.
Mr. Klewchuk has taught high school and middle years technical, math and science. He also has extensive experience in the building trades. Mr. Klewchuk is currently the president of TIK Enterprises, a business that inspects homes, multi-residential and commercial buildings, along with real estate in Quatra Holdings.
Mr. Klewchuk has volunteered his services to the Multiple Sclerosis Association and Yorkton Housing Authority. He has served on many other local boards in varying capacities of president to treasurer and other positions. In addition he is past president of a venture capital corporation. Mr. Klewchuk is based in Yorkton.
In 2016, Ms. Melchionna was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors. She is currently the Executive Vice President at Concentra Financial where she leads strategic development for wealth management, corporate banking, capital markets and leasing strategies supporting the credit union market in Canada. Her financial savvy has led to the organization’s success and sustainability.
Prior to her work at Concentra, Ms. Melchionna worked at several other national financial institutions, as a lawyer; she was also a professor at Humber College, Sheridan College and Seneca College.
Ms. Melchionna has a Juris Doctorate Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master of Business Administration in Financial Services from Dalhousie University and was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2015.
She has several volunteer board positions, including as a director for St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, director for The Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan and is Vice Chair of the Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Ms. Moulin was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2014 and currently serves on the Audit, Finance and Conduct Review Committee. Ms. Moulin is the principal owner of LSM Consulting, a governance consulting firm in Saskatoon. She retired in 2013 from her position as Chief Governance Officer and Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development with Affinity Credit Union, where she held overall responsibility for governance, corporate social responsibility, marketing, community development, fraud education, corporate communications, and First Nations strategy and business development. Under her leadership, Affinity created a successful First Nations District – which included Saskatchewan’s first on-reserve credit union branch, won 2 national awards for community economic development, successfully re-branded itself following two mergers and developed an award-winning public fraud education course.
Ms. Moulin joined Affinity in 2003 after 7 years with The CUMIS Group, where she was responsible for the delivery of insurance services to all credit unions in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, overseeing the top-performing region in Canada. Prior to that she spent 11 years as District Manager and Regional Implementation Manager at The Co-operators General Insurance Company.
In 2011, Ms. Moulin won the Credit Union Executives Society’s Future Leader Award for her superior leadership. A member of both the Canadian Association of Insurance Advisors and Chartered Financial Planners Association, she also holds International Director, Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. Her community involvement has included work with the United Way, Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan, Women’s Health Dinner and Art Auction, Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Crime Stoppers, the Magic City Chorus, St. Martin’s United Church and the Saskatoon Women’s Network. Ms. Moulin is based in Saskatoon.
RICK ORR, AMP
Mr. Orr was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2008 and currently serves as a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee. Mr. Orr has completed all five modules of the Chartered Director program.
Currently, Mr. Orr is elected to city council for Ward 2 in the City of Prince Albert. He has been a member of Economic Development Committee, PA District Planning Commission, PA Community Futures, Heritage and Museums Committee, Pehonan Parkway Board Board, PA Downtown Business Development Association and various others.
Mr. Orr retired after working for 12 years as a mortgage broker in Prince Albert with his wife, Kathy. He is member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) and has worked within the mortgage industry on government regulations and was a founding member of CIMBL (later changed to CAAMP), the only professional mortgage industry association in Canada.
Mr. Orr has been involved in the Prince Albert community for 20 years and has been an active member of local Chamber of Commerce boards, committees and executive. He is past president of Prince Albert Crime Stoppers, Prince Albert Lion’s Club and has worked on the Saskatchewan Penitentiary Citizens Advisory Board, Fire Services Committee. Mr. Orr has been an active community volunteer including working for various provincial activities such as visits of the Royal Family, Briars, Tournaments of Hearts, Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and many other provincial and local events.
Mr. Waldman joined SGI’s Board of Directors in 2016. He comes to the board as Founder, President and CEO of Keystone Consulting Inc., a business advisory firm specializing in corporate advice, finance and business development. Keystone’s most recent accomplishments include the River Landing Development Joint Venture in Saskatoon where he served as the Chief Operating Officer and then as a special advisor. He also co-authored the business case to establish Saskatchewan’s first commercial scale geo-thermal energy production plant. Waldman is also Managing Partner of Brand Alliance, a Canadian end to end brand advisory practice. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Obasa Group of Companies, a Saskatchewan corporate housing provider and real estate development company from 2014 to 2016. Since May 2002 has been an active partner in Northstar Hospitality and Development Group, a leading British Columbia mountain resort developer and operator.
Before founding Keystone Consulting, Mr. Waldman was Chairman for Great Western Brewing Company Ltd., and also worked at KPMG Advisory Services and Beverage Central Inc.
Mr. Waldman has a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and Institute of Corporate Directors Certification from the Rotman School of Business and the University of Alberta.
He currently serves as a Non-Executive Chair for the Saskatoon Airport Authority’s Board of Directors, and is an board member for Great Western Brewing Company Limited, Golden Opportunities Inc., the Wanuskewin Heritage Park UNESCO campaign, and Cavalier Enterprises Ltd. Waldman was a past chair and board member of the Royal University Hospital Foundation and a past board member of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Wallace joined SGI’s Board of Directors in 2016. She is Vice President of Customer Service for Saskatchewan Blue Cross where she is responsible for customer experience and operations strategy. She has strong and innovative leadership experience, and expertise in the insurance industry and information technology. In the past she was Vice President of Group Benefits at Cooperators Life Insurance Company, a Client Executive at IBM Canada and Director of Group Internet Services at Sun Life Financial.
She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, is a Fellow of Life Office Management Institute, is an IBM Certified Client Executive from the Harvard School of Business/Boston University Business Insight, and a Certified Management Accountant.
Ms. Wallace lives in Regina where she has served on the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors for the past 7 years.