The Board of Directors
Roger Sobotkiewicz – Chairperson
Roger Sobotkiewicz - Chairperson
Roger Sobotkiewicz was appointed Chairperson of the Authority on February 4, 2016. Prior to that, he held the position of acting Chairperson since February 1, 2015. He is also the CEO of the Authority and holds a number of statutory appointments, including Superintendent of Insurance, Superintendent of Pensions, Superintendent of Financial Institutions and Registrar of Credit Unions. Mr. Sobotkiewicz acted as legal counsel for the Authority for more than a decade, during which time he led a number of significant policy initiatives for the Authority. Prior to joining the Authority, he practiced law in private practice and in the Crown sector. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba.
Paul Robinson – Vice-Chairperson
Paul Robinson - Vice-Chairperson
Paul Robinson was appointed to the Authority in June 2009. His career includes several senior positions in provincial and municipal governments including Deputy Minister of Revenue and Financial Services and Deputy Minister of Parks and Renewable Resources. He has also worked as a financial planner with a national investment firm. He has an honours BA from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from McMaster University. He is also a non-practicing professional accountant (CPA, CMA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Peter Carton – Member
Peter Carton - Member
Peter Carton was appointed to the Authority in June 2009. Mr. Carton retired in 2007 from a career spanning thirty years with the Royal Bank of Canada. He has background in all areas of retail banking; most recently, he was the Regional Vice President for Commercial Banking covering Saskatchewan, Manitoba and NW Ontario. Mr. Carton holds an MBA from Dalhousie.
Gordon Hamilton – Member
Gordon Hamilton - Member
Gordon Hamilton was appointed to the Authority in June 2009. Mr. Hamilton is a lawyer in private practice with the Saskatchewan firm, McDougall Gauley LLP. He has extensive experience in labour relations and administrative law, having served as Vice Chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board. Mr. Hamilton also has a background in co-operatives and Saskatchewan credit unions. He held senior positions at Affinity Credit Union, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (now Viterra), and Federated Co-operatives Limited.
Mary Ann McFadyen – Member
Mary Ann McFadyen - Member
Mary Ann McFadyen was appointed to the Authority in June 2009. Ms. McFadyen was associated with the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce for over thirty years. She was the executive Director and CEO of the Chamber for more than two decades. In recognition of her contribution to Canadian business she received the Canada 125 Award and was named one of the ten most influential women in Saskatchewan by Saskatchewan Business Magazine.
Derrek Fahl – Member
Derrek Fahl - Member
Derrek S. Fahl was appointed to the Authority in July 2011. He is a partner at Miller Thomson. He has a corporatecommercial practice, working in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance and secured lending transactions. Mr. Fahl holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Saskatchewan.
Susan Amrud - Member
Susan Amrud - Member
Susan Amrud, Q.C. was appointed to the Authority in July 2014. She is the Associate Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Justice. After three years in private practice, she has spent the last 32 years of her career practicing law in the Ministry of Justice with a focus on legislative development. She is a member of the board of the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation, the Law Reform Commission and Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan.
Howard Crofts – Member
Howard Crofts was appointed to the Authority in December 2015. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He spent his career working in public practice providing assurance, tax and business advisory services to clients in a variety of industries. For 10 years prior to retiring from MNP LLP in 2012, he held various leadership roles at the Firm’s regional and national levels. He currently serves as a member of the boards of directors and various committees of Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), SGI Canada Insurance Services Ltd., Coachman Insurance Company, Saskatchewan Auto Fund, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Raven Oil Corporation, Greystone Managed Investments Inc.’s Pension Committee and Pooled Fund Advisory Committee and Pro Docs Ltd.