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, ICD.D 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 Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the founding Chair of Viterra, long serving board member of Nutrients For Life Canada and the former chair of the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.  Mr. Baker currently serves 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 publically traded and private corporations focused on agribusiness, construction and manufacturing.  From 2008-14 he was President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP).  Since leaving STEP, Mr. LaBelle has completed projects as a private consultant working for government as well as private corporations with a focus on export development, strategic planning, public policy implementation & corporate governance.  Throughout his career Mr. LaBelle has been active on multiple Boards whether they be Crown Corporations, Industry driven, Regional Economic Development and charitable and/or social organizations.

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, Mr. Govindasamy served as senior advisor at the GTH where he introduced the organization to his national and international agriculture network.

Portrait of Daniel Hersche

Daniel Hersche

President & CEO

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Daniel is a Charted Professional Accountant having worked in a variety of financial, strategic, and project management roles across several Ministries and Crown Corporations including assisting the GTH in its transition to its current private sector management model. Daniel's varied experiences, successes, and skill set makes him well suited to lead the organization.

Portrait of the Honourable Lori Carr

Honourable Lori Carr

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Lori Carr was elected MLA for Estevan in the 2016 provincial election. Living in Estevan with her partner Bart, Lori spent 20 years working as a licensed assistant in a financial planning office. She is very active in the community as a board member for the Air Cadet League, Sun Country Health Region and Ducks Unlimited. Lori also spent ten years serving on Estevan City Council. She has served as Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Minister of Government Relations, Minister of Social Services, Minister responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, and Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission. She currently serves as Minister of SaskBuilds and Procurement and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and the Global Transportation Hub. Prior to this, Lori was a member of the government’s leadership team as Deputy Whip and had served as a Legislative Secretary to both the Minister of Finance and the Minister responsible for SaskPower. Lori has raised three children and is a very proud grandmother.

Valerie Sluth

Valerie Sluth

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Valerie Sluth, MBA, FCMC, ICD.D, is the founder and CEO of Praxis Consulting. Val has successfully built Saskatchewan’s largest locally owned management and research consulting firm.  She has provided advisory services across Canada including private, public, crowns, Indigenous entities, and NGOs.  Her practice areas include corporate strategy, governance, and engagement.  Val is the RBC Executive Women in Residence at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business and has held multiple board positions including past chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, past Director with Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and past Canadian trustee to the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes. 

John Dipple

John Dipple

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Mr. Dipple has extensive experience as a legal professional advising senior management and boards of national and international corporations, crown corporations, provincial & municipal governments and other public sector organizations on a range of legal matters, including on project development and governance. He led legal teams on major construction and infrastructure projects in Canada and the United States. He retired from MLT Aikins after a 35 year legal career with the firm. He has also served as a director on provincial and national non-profit boards, as well as many other community organizations.