Board of Directors

The Board of Directors function as stewards of the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan with the fundamental obligation to act in the best interests of TSASK taking into account TSASK's public policy and business objectives.

The Board of Directors is comprised of five to ten members, with representation from industry and business. Two Directors are appointed by the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor in Council, the remaining three to eight Directors are appointed by existing members of the Board.

The Board has a responsibility to ensure congruence between stakeholder expectations, corporate plans and management performance. The Board’s principal duties are to:

  • Provide leadership in setting the Authority’s vision, mission, strategic direction and risk mitigation strategies;
  • To approve strategic, operational and business plans;
  • Review, monitor and approve finances, reports and audits;
  • Ensure the integrity of internal controls and information systems.

Members of the Board


Ken Acton
   Ken Acton has been a Director since 2016, appointed by the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Ken spent over 28 years in the Saskatchewan Public Service before retiring at the end of September 2016. He held numerous senior leadership roles including Assistant Deputy Minister of Courts and Civil Justice with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Deputy Minister of Social Services, and completed his career the Public Service as Special Advisory to the Deputy Minister of Social Services. Ken joined the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina as an Executive-in-Residence in October 2016.

Ken served as Chair of the Public and Private Rights Board of Saskatchewan from 1990 to 2011, a member of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission from 2008 to 2013 and was a Director of the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation serving on the Board from 2012 to 2017. He lives in Moose Jaw.


     

Norm Beug
  Norm Beug has been a Director since 2016 and is the Vice Chair of the Board and the Chair of the Technical Committee.

Norm is the former Sr. Vice President, Potash Operations for Mosaic Company having retired in 2013. He was a member of the Mosaic senior leadership team. He had overall responsibility for Mosaic's six potash mining operations in Canada and the USA.

A native of Saskatchewan, Norm earned his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1974. He is the former Chairperson of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, is a board member of SaskEnergy and Chair of the Board of Tourism Saskatchewan.  He was a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra Board, the Board for the Hospitals of Regina Foundation and the past honorary chair of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Centennial Advisory Committee. Norm is Past President of the Saskatchewan Mining Association and the Past Chair of the Saskatchewan Potash Producers Association.

In 2002, Norm was named as one of the ten most influential business men in Saskatchewan for his work as a Business Ambassador. In 2005, Norm was honoured with a Centennial Medal from the Government of Saskatchewan. He lives in Regina.


     

Shelley Lipon
  Shelley Lipon has been a Director since 2019.

Shelley is a Fellowship Chartered Accountant who has served in various senior executive roles both in the public and non-profit sectors over the last 30 years including operating as a CEO of a Saskatchewan Treasury Board Crown Corporation.  She is currently working with an International company leading their global customer services area.

Shelley has also been involved with a local executive search company recruiting and mentoring our future leaders.

Shelley was the President of the Saskatchewan Association of Chartered Accountants, Chaired the Finance and Audit Committee for the Saskatchewan Research Council and is currently also serving as Director on the Hospitals of Regina Foundation Board.


     

Greg Mrazek
  Greg Mrazek has been a Director since 2016 and is the Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee. 

Greg obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1977 and has 34 years of work experience in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Greg spent six years in public accounting in Calgary providing audit assurance and financial consulting services to clients in industries such as oil and gas, real estate development, manufacturing and agriculture. In 1981 he moved to Regina as the Controller for Crown Investments Corporation, the holding company for Saskatchewan’s commercial Crown Corporations. Greg was the Controller for SaskEnergy Incorporated, Saskatchewan’s natural gas utility, from 1991 to 1997 and Vice President Finance from 1997 to 2009. As Vice President Finance he was responsible for strategic planning, financial planning, financial reporting, treasury and administrative functions.

Greg was SaskEnergy’s representative on the Canadian Gas Association’s Corporate Affairs Committee from 1992 to 2005. He was also a speaker at Crown Corporation Governance conferences organized by the Federated Press and The Canadian Institute. He lives in Regina.


     

Madeleine
Robertson
  Madeleine Robertson has been a Director since 2019, appointed by the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Madeleine Robertson, Q.C., is a retired lawyer.  She practiced in a small firm for a short time, and subsequently, with the Ministry of Justice for Saskatchewan, where she practised law for over 25 years. Madeleine worked in the Legislative Services Branch and had responsibility for law reform initiatives, from the idea phase to implementation, of a wide range of legal topics, including condominium property, limitations, corrections, summary offences and human rights. She retired in 2010.  Madeleine was a seminar teacher for the Legislative Processes course for public servants at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy from 2012 to 2017. She currently serves as a public representative on the Insurance Council of Saskatchewan, and has served as a public representative on the Life Insurance Council since 2012.

Madeleine is active in community associations and volunteer work and is a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. She lives in Regina.


     

Tom Robinson
  Tom Robinson has been a Director since 2015 and is the Chair of the Board. 

Tom Robinson was a Regional Managing Partner for KPMG LLP as well as the Managing Partner for the Regina office for a number of years. He provided audit, business advisory and consulting services to large and medium sized organizations in the private and public sectors for 39 years.

Tom has been committed to active community service for many years. Some of these roles included: President of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club, President of SaskSport, Chairman and President of the 1987 Western Canada Summer Games, Vice President of Sponsorship for the 1995 Grey Cup, and Chairman and Governor of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League.

Tom has received several awards and recognition for his various roles including being awarded a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant designation (FCPA, FCA); being inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honour; receiving the CFL’s Commissioner’s Award; receiving the Insitute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan’s Distinguished Community Service Award and receiving the University of Regina’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He lives in Regina.


     

Colleen Vancha
  Colleen Vancha has been a Director since 2017 and is the Chair of the Governance & HR Committee. 

Colleen, F-CIRI President of Creative Advantage Consulting Ltd., is a strategic communications, investor relations and capital markets specialist serving clients throughout Canada. In 2011, Colleen retired from her global role as Viterra’s Senior Vice-President of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs where she provided executive leadership in capital market strategies, corporate communications and investor relations, public affairs, continuous disclosure, stakeholder relationships, brand and risk management, governance and social responsibility. She managed teams in Regina and Calgary, Canada and in Adelaide Australia and oversaw public affairs, branding and shareholder relations globally.

Colleen currently serves on the Certification Governance Committee with the Canadian Investor Relation Institute, the national association for investor relations professionals in Canada. She previously served as Board Chair and co-chaired the Resource and Education and Membership Committees. She has served on the Board and the Executive Committee of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce as Second Vice President and co-chaired their Finance Committee for many years. She is a Canadian Investor Relations Institute Fellow and received the CIRI Lifetime Achievement and Award of Excellence for Investor Relations in 2013.  She lives in Regina.