Premier Scott Moe has announced a series of changes to the provincial government’s roster of deputy ministers. First and foremost, the new Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary will be Raynelle Wilson, replacing Cam Swan who has held the position since 2018.
Wilson has significant experience in the public sector and is currently a Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Health. Prior to that, she served as the President and CEO of Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, Assistant Deputy Minister of Housing and Disability Services within the Ministry of Social Services, an Assistant Deputy Minister within the Ministry of Finance and Chairperson of the Public Service Commission.
A number of other changes to the senior leadership of Saskatchewan’s public service were also announced:
- Rupen Pandya has been appointed as the new President and CEO of SaskPower. Pandya was formerly the Deputy Minister of Finance.
- Max Hendricks has been appointed Deputy Minister of Finance. Hendricks previously served as Deputy Minister of Health.
- Tracey Smith has been appointed Deputy Minister of Health. Smith previously served as Deputy Minister of Social Services.
- Kimberly Kratzig has been appointed Deputy Minister of Social Services. Kratzig previously served as the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education.
- Kathryn Pollack has been appointed the Chairperson of the Public Service Commission. Pollack’s previous position was Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of SaskBuilds and Procurement.
- Laurier Donais has been appointed Acting Deputy Minister of Government Relations and Deputy Minister of First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs.
- Linda Zarzeczny has been appointed Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Zarzeczny’s previous position was Assistant Deputy Attorney General.
- Denise Macza has been appointed Deputy Minister of Advanced Education. Macza’s previous position was Associate Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Health.
- Ashley Metz has been appointed Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. Metz’s previous position was Associate Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.
The appointments are effective July 1, 2022.
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