Blair W. Ross, C.Dir., Board Chair, of Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan, is President and Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of SRG Security Resource Group Inc. (SRG) – a Saskatchewan-based security firm providing Security Guard and Patrol, 24 CCTV real-time monitoring and cyber security services across Canada. SRG is a wholly owned subsidiary of SSC Security Services Corp., a Saskatchewan-based publicly traded Security Company of which Blair is the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ross has over 30 years’ experience in business with the majority of his experience gained in the private security industry. In those years, he has built and managed security operations from the ground up and has managed the security personnel at large scale events (e.g. the Pan American Games) across Canada. Mr. Ross is a recipient of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his community business and volunteerism. He is also a recipient of an Honourary Lifetime Big Brother award. Mr. Ross has volunteered his time on the Board of Directors of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation and has co-chaired the CTV Sandra Schmirler Charity Golf Classic.
Eileen Libby, K.C., Board Vice-Chair, Governance & Human Resources Committee Chair, of Regina, Saskatchewan, is a partner at MLT Aikins LLP. She acts as counsel to unionized and non-unionized employers in the full range of labour relations and employment law matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, restructurings, labour relations board matters, human rights proceedings, and occupational health and safety matters. Ms. Libby also practices extensively in the areas of professional regulation and health law. She has appeared before all levels of courts in Saskatchewan, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, boards of arbitration, human rights tribunals and professional regulatory bodies. She is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including Administrative and Public Lawyer of the Year (2016, 2018 and 2020) and Labour and Employment Lawyer of the Year (2012) by Best Lawyers. Ms. Libby is also recognized as a leading practitioner in the Canadian Legal Expert Directory in the areas of Labour (Management), Employment (Employer) and Workplace Human Rights (Employer).
Paul Pastor, CPA, CA, CBV, Chair Audit & Finance Committe, graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2006. He obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2008 and his Chartered Business Valuator designation in 2014. Mr. Pastor is a founding partner at Buckberger Baerg & Partners LLP, a Saskatoon-based professional accounting firm. Mr. Pastor brings a diverse and unique skill set through his extensive experience in assurance services, business valuations, litigation support, transaction support and business consulting. His experience serving a wide variety of clients in a number of different industries gives Mr. Pastor a clear vision of western Canada’s business landscape and a clear understanding of his clients’ needs.
Tim Bear is a proud member of the Ochapowace First Nation, for which he has served as Headman for the past six years. During his two terms in this position, he has been Chairman of the Finance and Administration, Recreation and Lands, and Laws and Natural Resources departments. Mr. Bear has 16 years of gaming experience in both operations and management with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and currently sits on the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations’ Gaming Commission and Treasury Board. He earned an Electronics Technician Certificate from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, as well as a Certificate in Gaming Management from the University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Bear is an avid supporter of youth sports and has volunteered his time in numerous capacities, including Zone 1 Director of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association and Head Coach of Saskatchewan’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships team.
Chief Cadmus Delorme, a Cree and Saulteaux, is a citizen and current Chief of the Cowessess First Nation. Mr. Delorme received a Master of Public Administration from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Business Administration along with a Certificate in Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming Entertainment Management from the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv). While a student, Mr. Delorme served in several capacities within the student association, including vice-president and president, and also served as a student ambassador. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his student leadership and the hospitality he showed to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, when they visited FNUniv in 2012. Mr. Delorme has also been named one of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40, which celebrates the province’s new generation of leaders, builders and change-makers under the age of 40. He lives with his wife Kimberly and their daughter and son on Cowessess First Nation.
Ernest Standingready is a citizen of the Ocean Man Nakota First Nation and brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of general management, administration, operations and strategic development. He is a 20 year veteran of the Saskatchewan gaming industry, having worked many roles from the front line to executive management with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. Mr. Standingready has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina, a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Regina and a Certificate in Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming Entertainment Management from the First Nations University of Canada. He is a past elected Councillor and Treaty 4 Headman for the Ocean Man Nakota First Nation, and sits on many other boards and committees. Mr. Standingready is committed to enhancing the lives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the Treaty relationship. He believes in positive, cooperative partnerships, and understands the strength they can deliver for everyone.
Donna Strudwick has extensive experience in municipal administration. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan, and is currently the Senior Office Inspector for the Rural Board of Examiners. In 2013, Ms. Strudwick was the recipient of the Lou Jacobs Award, acknowledging her service in the field of local government administration in the Province of Saskatchewan. She has held several board and committee positions, and is a past Show Chairman of the Western Canada Farm Progress Show. Ms. Strudwick resides in Balgonie, Saskatchewan and remains actively involved in the community and the family’s grain farming operation.