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

 

A portrait of Terry Baker

Terry Baker

Chairperson

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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.

A Portrait of Lionel LaBelle

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.

A portrait of David Sutherland

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.

Portrait of Nithi Govindasamy

Nithi Govindasamy

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Mr. Govindasamy is a long-time civil servant, 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.

GTH President and CEO

 

Portrait of Matt Schroeder

Matt Schroeder

President & CEO

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In his capacity as Acting CEO in 2019 Matt led the GTH from public to private sector management which culminated in the engagement of Colliers International in the fall of 2019. Matt’s 15 years of financial management, accounting and strategic planning experience makes him well suited to lead the organization under its new operating structure.

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.

 

Portrait of the Honourable Don Morgan

Honourable Don Morgan

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As Minister responsible for the Global Transportation Hub, Minister Morgan’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 Justice and Attorney General, Minister responsible for Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister responsible for the Workers’ Compensation Board and Minister responsible for SaskTel.