|Mitchell Holash, Q.C., Chairperson|
Jocelyn Hutchinson, Vice-Chairperson
Role of the Board
The primary function of the STC Board of Directors (Board) is to represent the shareholder as stewards of the Corporation. The Board has a statutory authority and obligation to oversee the affairs and business of the Corporation. The Board oversees Executive Officers, who are responsible for day-to-day operations, and through the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), sets the standards of organizational conduct and performance.
The CEO leads the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, policies, operating and capital budgets, makes recommendations and implements Board approved initiatives, liaises with the Minister acting on behalf of the Province and shareholder, and manages the day-to-day business. The Minister Responsible for STC and Cabinet are tasked to communicate broad objectives for the Corporation and empower the Board to oversee the business of the Corporation.
The Board has its own Terms of Reference, along with responsibilities laid out in accordance with the "best practices" for corporate governance, as developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators.
The STC Board consists of independent directors who are appointed for a set term by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Lieutenant Governor in Council also designates the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board.
Corporate Governance Practices
STC’s approach to corporate governance practices is consistent with the guidelines set forth in the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) National Policy 58-201 Corporate Governance Guidelines and National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices. These CSA guidelines outline national governance requirements for publicly traded companies and address areas of responsibility for effective corporate governance. While the Saskatchewan Transportation Company is not a publicly traded company, its practices are benchmarked against these current industry best practices.