President and CEO
Mr. Cartmell joined SGI as President and CEO in August 2009. Before joining SGI, he worked for a number of Canadian property and casualty insurance companies in a variety of roles, including underwriting, actuarial, product management and regional/branch operations.
Mr. Cartmell holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (honours) and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA), Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow (LLIF) and a Chartered Director (C. Dir). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Facility Association as well as 3sHealth (Health Shared Services Saskatchewan).
Executive Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer
Ms. Bloom began her SGI career in 2007 with a temporary term in Human Resources and moved to a permanent role as Manager of Broker Services later that year. In this role, she led the development and implementation of Broker eService solutions which provided brokers with the ability to electronically send submissions to SGI. In 2012, she led the team awarded the Insurance Canada Technology Award for the implementation of eDocs (the ability to electronically send policy cover pages in PDF format to a broker's system). Also in 2012, she assumed the role of Vice President of Customer Strategy, a role that grew to include responsibility for SGI’s distribution function. Ms. Bloom’s experience in inspiring and navigating change resulted in her appointment to the new role of Executive VP and Chief Digital & Information Officer in 2017.
Ms. Bloom has her Executive Masters in Business Administration. She previously ran a community kitchen for the mentally disabled for over 7 years and is a regular volunteer with the MS society.
Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications
Ms. Cross started her career with SGI in 1996 as Manager, Communications. She was appointed to Acting Assistant Vice President, Communications in 1999 and in 2000 returned to her position as Manager, Communications. She became Manager, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Planning in 2008, and Assistant Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Planning in 2010. In December 2015, she was appointed to her current position of Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications.
Ms. Cross holds a Bachelors of Journalism and Communications. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Regina Humane Society and New Dance Horizons. She also served on the Advisory Committee for Big Sisters of Regina.
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Erhardt joined SGI in 1995 as the Supervisor, Job Evaluation and Classification. In 1996, she became the Supervisor of Industrial Relations, and then the Manager of Employee Relations in 2000. She was appointed to the position of Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services in 2006. In 2009, she was appointed to her current position of Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
Ms. Erhardt holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters of Business Administration, is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and has a Certificate in Mediation Services and a Certificate in Industrial Relations. She is a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resources Professionals and the Conference Board of Canada’s Council for Human Resource Executives, West.
General Counsel, Legal
Mr. MacLeod has been with SGI since 1985 when he joined as a solicitor. Since then he’s moved through various roles in the legal department and a stint as Manager for Regina South Claims, to his current position as General Counsel for Legal.
Mr. MacLeod received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1982, before that he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Regina in 1979.
Currently, he’s an active member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers’ Association, Canadian Bar Association, the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose International and is a member of the Research Ethics Board for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health District. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2011.
Executive Vice President, Claims and Salvage and Chief Operating Officer, Auto Fund
Ms. McCune began her SGI career with a three-day term position as a junior clerk in 1985. Over the course of her 30+ year career she’s held a number of positions in a variety of areas including Auto Fund, Canadian Operations, Communications, Customer and Marketing Strategy, Finance and Salvage. Along the way she earned a Bachelor of Administration and Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation, and in 2016 she was appointed as Executive Vice President of Claims and Salvage. Ms. McCune’s diverse experience and track record of hard work and success on major corporate initiatives resulted in her appointment to the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Saskatchewan Auto Fund in late 2017.
A native of Regina, for 20 years Ms. McCune volunteered as a member of the Board of Directors of the Regina Humane Society, including more than 10 years as president. She also initiated a partnership with the City of Regina that resulted in Regina’s first off-leash dog park.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Stepan joined SGI in August 2008 as Treasurer, and became the Chief Financial Officer in November 2010 with the Chief Risk Officer responsibilities added in 2013. Prior to joining SGI, Mr. Stepan spent 17 years as an institutional investment consultant with Hewitt Associates and its predecessor company James P. Marshall, Inc. where he consulted to clients in the pension, endowment and insurance sectors. In addition to his duties as a Senior Consultant, Mr. Stepan managed the Regina office.
Mr. Stepan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan and Chair of the Investment Committee for the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. Mr. Stepan is a member of the Financial Executive International, Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan, the CFA Institute and the Risk and Insurance Management Society, and is an avid volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, SGI CANADA
Mr. Thompson joined the Finance department of SGI in August 1989. Mr. Thompson became a Manager in 1995, Corporate Controller in 1999 and Assistant Vice President in 2001. He was appointed Vice President of Finance in 2004, Vice President of Product Management in 2011 and to his current role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SGI CANADA in 2015.
Mr. Thompson is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).