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.
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.
J. RICHARD KENNEDY
Mr. Kennedy was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2008 and serves on the Investment and Lending Committee. He holds a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designation from Advocis. He has been a licensed insurance and investment professional for 35 years.
Mr. Kennedy is a board member of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Pension Plan. He is also Past President of the Central Saskatchewan Association of Insurance and Investment Advisors. Mr. Kennedy has also served for many other local not-for-profit entities, such as the United Way, Red Cross and his local church board.
Mr. Kennedy joined Brian Mallard and Associates as an insurance and investment advisor in 2010 after building a large Resource Centre for the preceding 20 years as the Regional Director at Great-West Life. Mr. Kennedy is based in Saskatoon.
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.
DAVID MCKEAGUE, Q.C.
Mr. McKeague was appointed to the SGI Board of Directors in 2014 and serves on the Risk Committee. Mr. McKeague is a partner and co-chair of law firm McDougall Gauley LLP. As a member of the merger committee, he assisted in negotiating the 2001 merger of Gauley & Co. with McDougall Ready that formed the current firm. He was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1974, named partner in 1977, appointed the title of Queen’s Counsel in 1989 and recognized by his peers with Best Lawyers in Canada awards in banking law and corporate law from 2006-2012.
Specializing in the development of business structures, corporate reorganizations, corporate and commercial law, and public offerings of securities, Mr. McKeague is a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Saskatchewan Branch, Saskatoon Bar Association, Canadian Tax Foundation and an honourary member of the Alberta Law Society. From 1985-1991 he was a bencher in the Law Society of Saskatchewan, where he has also served as a past-president, lecturer for the Bar Admission Course and chair of numerous committees.
Mr. McKeague is a past director of the Saskatoon Bar Association, a past presenter at the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch’s mid-winger meetings, and a former member of both the Edwards Interjurisdictional Practice Committee and Interjurisdictional Implementation Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Advanced Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. McKeague is based in Saskatoon.
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.
RICHARD H. SMITH
Mr. Smith was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008 and currently serves as the Chair of the Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit, Finance and Conduct Review Committee. Mr. Smith holds a Certificate in Risk Management from the University of Toronto and is currently enrolled in the RIMS Fellow Program through the Risk Management Society. He has obtained his Canadian Certified Insurance Broker and Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designations, and has been a licensed broker for 37 years. Mr. Smith also recently obtained his Chartered Director designation.
Mr. Smith is a Director of Western Agricultural Insurance Corporation and is the Past Chairman of the Canadian Home Builders Association (Saskatchewan). He is Past President of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders Association and Past Vice President of the Insurance Brokers’ Association of Saskatchewan. Mr. Smith is an Associate Member of the Saskatchewan Risk and Insurance Management Society and an Associate Member of the Risk Management Society, New York.
Mr. Smith joined Henderson Insurance in 1990 and is Senior Vice President and part owner of the business. Prior to joining Henderson Insurance, he worked for a large national insurance company in a variety of roles, including Marketing Representative, Senior Marketing Representative and Marketing Manager. Mr. Smith is based in Regina.
JEFF A. STERZUK
Mr. Sterzuk was appointed to the Board of SGI in 2008 and currently serves as the Chair of the Investment and Lending Committee and is a member of the Risk Committee. Mr. Sterzuk has completed the Chartered Director program through The Directors College. He completed the Securities Course and Conducts and Practices program in 2000 and the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1998. Mr. Sterzuk holds a Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration) from the University of Saskatchewan, which he completed in 1989.
Mr. Sterzuk has served on several not-for-profit boards throughout his career, including the Regina and Abbotsford Symphony Orchestras, the Regina and Abbotsford Executive Associations and many church and other charity governance and fundraising committees. Mr. Sterzuk currently serves on the board of Surgical Centres Inc., a Calgary-based surgical provider.
Mr. Sterzuk is President & CEO of Prairie Sky Consulting, a consulting firm focused on providing strategy, business development, governance, finance and stakeholder relations services in Western Canada. Prior to this, Mr. Sterzuk was Chief Operating Officer of Impact Society from 2007-2012 and he spent 15 years working in the financial services industry with Investors Group and RBC Dominion Securities where he most recently served as Regional Director for the Calgary-Lethbridge Region of Investors Group until 2007. Mr. Sterzuk is based in Calgary.