GTH announces board changes

Monday, November 5, 2018 - Regina, Saskatchewan

New chair, director appointed to GTH leadership governance roles

The Global Transportation Hub (GTH) announced today the appointment of long-standing board member Terry Baker as its new Chairman of the board.

Baker, who was appointed to the GTH board in 2013, served as chair of Viterra and its predecessor company, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool from 2004-2009. A civil engineer with a lifelong connection to global agriculture and industry, Baker remains active in a mixed farming operation in Western Canada and serves on a number of industry boards and advisory groups. 

“I am honoured to accept this appointment,” says Baker. “The GTH is an important asset for the province and represents a unique opportunity for industry and government to collaborate and drive change. As a board, we intend to support growth and development opportunities that capitalize on the GTH’s access to transportation, industry and agricultural resources.”

Baker succeeds Doug Moen, who stepped down as chair but will remain a member of the GTH board. Moen recently accepted a new appointment as Interim Executive Director of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina. 

Nithi Govindasamy Joins GTH Board

Joining the GTH board is long-time civil servant, Nithi Govindasamy who retired as Deputy Minister, Ministry of Highways for the Saskatchewan government in 2017. His 35-year public sector career included leadership roles in the Ministries of Agriculture in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. Most recently, Govindasamy served as a senior advisor at the GTH where he introduced the organization to his national and international agriculture network.

Current board members, Sandip Lalli, Lionel LaBelle, David Watson, Zahra Al-Harazi, Brian Manning, and David Sutherland have all been reappointed for another term.

Continuing Saskatchewan’s proud tradition of ground-breaking trade and commerce, the GTH is a logistics hub for the 21st Century. The only Foreign Trade Zone in the province, the GTH is a Saskatchewan’ made gateway for global trade.