Governance

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The GTH was officially created on June 24, 2009 with a mandate to plan, develop, construct, operate, manage and promote a dedicated transportation logistics park in Regina, Saskatchewan.  Our board is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council pursuant to The Global Transportation Hub Authority Act. The board consists of no more than nine external directors and meets four times per year.

Among other things, the Authority’s legislation establishes the governance model for a Board of Directors who offer a broad range of experience and expertise. The board is responsible for setting direction and guiding the inland port authority in fulfilling its mandate, setting goals and objectives for corporate performance, reviewing performance, and providing contributions on key strategic and development issues.

The Code of Conduct establishes clear conflict of interest rules and board members must disclose any potential or real conflicts of interest.

Learn about our  Board of Directors — Terms of Reference

Learn about our Board of Directors — Code of Conduct

 

The new chairman of the GTH Board of Directors

Doug Moen

Chairperson

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Mr. Doug Moen, Q.C. brings an impressive resume of public and private service to this role. Initiating his career at a private law firm in Prince Albert, SK, Doug followed with service in the House of Commons in Ottawa, and then 33 years with the Saskatchewan Public Service, most recently serving for 7 years as head of the Public Service and Deputy Minister to the Premier. His extensive array of advisory skills and leadership experience will greatly benefit the GTH as it continues to evolve and expand. 

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Captain Gordon Houston

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Captain Houston is the former President and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, the biggest port operation in Canada. Captain Houston is among the most senior authorities on port and supply chain logistics in Canada and has worked extensively with Saskatchewan exporters during his tenure. He has been involved in the marine‐land transportation business for 48 years, including a 24‐year sea‐going career which started when he was 16.

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Zahra Al-Harazi

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Ms. Al-Harazi has unparalleled leadership, entrepreneurship, and global business experience. Among her professional resume, Ms. Al-Harazi is the former CEO of Foundry Communications, the Canadian Ambassador to UNICEF, and co-founder of the tech start-up, Elangogo. In addition to serving on numerous boards and organizations, she has achieved international recognition and countless awards including being recognized as Woman of the Year by Chatelaine magazine, Canada’s Most Powerful Women by WXN and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to Canada in 2012.

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Terry Baker

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Mr. Baker is the President of Franklin Land & Cattle Co., a century old mixed farm located in West Central Sask. A non‐practicing Civil Engineer, he was the former Chair of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the founding Chair of Viterra, and the former chair for the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Mr. Baker has recently been appointed as Chair of Agrivita, Canada’s national not‐for‐profit corporation promoting health and safety research and its effective application to the agricultural sector.

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Lionel LaBelle

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Mr. LaBelle has an extensive entrepreneurial background having assumed a leadership and ownership role in a cross‐section of public and private corporations focused on agribusiness, construction and manufacturing. Most recently, he was President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), a member‐based public/private partnership focused on assisting Saskatchewan exporters in national and international markets.

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Dr. Sandip Lalli

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Dr. Lalli, FCPA, ICD.D is a senior executive with a vast array of financial management and global business experience. She most recently served as President and CEO of Keystone Excavating Ltd, a leading Alberta construction company. Prior to that role she was an Asia Pacific operational risk advisor based in Singapore, Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a Calgary-headquartered industrial gas manufacturing firm and she has also held a number of financial management positions in the U.S. with a multinational.

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Brian Manning

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Mr. Manning brings an impressive resume of public service leadership and advisory skills spanning the Canadian prairies. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Minister to the Premier of Alberta before assuming advisory roles for a number of provincial enterprises. His career in the Alberta public service began as President of Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services and went on to include serving as deputy minister in four ministries. Prior to that, Mr. Manning spent 21 years working with the Manitoba Department of Agriculture.

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David Sutherland

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Mr. Sutherland brings a wealth of private business expertise following a 30-year career with one of North America’s most successful steel manufacturers. He is the former president and CEO of IPSCO Inc - a Regina-based steel and pipe company acquired by SSAB. In leading the company, he gained acclaim as one of the top Industry CEOs in North America. He is currently Chairman of United States Steel Corp., Director for GATX Corporation, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Imperial Oil Ltd. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan.

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David Watson

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Mr. David Watson is the former President of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Canada, a large integrated International container transportation, logistics and terminal company. His 43 years’ tenure with OOCL and their associated companies saw him in numerous senior executive management positions in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe with extended experience in the Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trades. His knowledge of the international maritime industry and network of contacts, including major importers, exporters, freight forwarding and global supply chain logistics are of particular benefit to the GTH.  

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GTH

The GTH is a statutory corporation of the Government of Saskatchewan. As Canada’s only autonomous and self-governing inland port authority, the GTH is Saskatchewan’s commitment to developing a supply chain, logistics, and transportation infrastructure that supports global trade.

 

Honourable Dustin Duncan

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As Minister responsible for the Global Transportation Hub, Minister Duncan's mandate is to ensure economic growth in the province continues and the GTH supports the government by meeting both the challenges and opportunities of an expanding province. In addition to his responsibility for the GTH, he also serves as Minister of Environment, Minister responsible for SaskPower, Minister responsible for SaskWater, and the Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency.