President and Chief Executive Officer

CEO Mandate

  1. Appointment
    1. The Board of Directors (“Board”) in conjunction with the owner shall appoint the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation (“President and CEO”).
    2. This Mandate document shall constitute part of the position description which is to be incorporated into the President and CEO’s employment contract with the Corporation.
  2. Reporting Relationships
    1. The performance of the President and CEO shall be evaluated annually by the Board.
    2. The President and CEO shall be accountable to and report to the Board. The Board requires the President and CEO to interface with the Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy, and the Crown Investments Corporation.
  3. Principal Duties and Responsibilities
    1. The President and CEO shall be responsible for the management of the affairs and business of the Corporation, including the performance of all duties that may be imposed on, and to exercise all powers that may be assigned to the President and CEO by the Board.
    2. The President and CEO shall have the following specific responsibilities and these do not, in any way, limit or comprehensively define the President and CEO’s overall responsibilities for the management of the affairs and business of the Corporation:

      Leadership Operational Communications and Administration
      1. To create value for the owner of the Corporation, that is, the Crown Investments Corporation, the Government of Saskatchewan and the citizens of Saskatchewan;
      2. To guide and inspire the employees of the Corporation, providing the Executive leadership necessary to ensure the long term success of the Corporation;
      3. To articulate the vision and mission of the Corporation with the focus on creating value for the owner and long term success of the Corporation;
      4. To lead the development of, and recommend their approval to the Board, the Corporation's short and long term strategic plans, direction, strategy and objectives including business plans and budgets consistent with that vision;
      5. To establish, prioritize and achieve Corporate strategies, goals and operational plans, and measure performance indicators;
      6. To implement policies that require socially responsible legal and ethical behavior of the Corporation and its employees and set a personal example of “tone at the top” which reinforces these policies;
      7. To foster a high performance corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and encourages individual integrity, accountability and social responsibility and set a personal example of “tone at the top” which reinforces this culture;
      8. To identify and pursue business opportunities regarding natural gas transportation, distribution and storage, and in other areas which are consistent with the vision of the Strategic Plan of the Corporation;
      9. To manage the Corporation in accordance with the Strategic Plan approved by the Board and within the parameters established and the limits of authority delegated to the President and CEO from the Board from time to time;
      10. To review and report regularly to the Board concerning the Corporation’s progress towards, and all material deviations from, the goals, strategies and objectives;
      11. To identify, prioritize and manage the principal business risks of the Corporation and design and implement appropriate systems and procedures to mitigate such risks;
      12. To develop and maintain an effective organizational structure that reflects operational needs and clearly defines the authority and responsibility of the Executive Management;
      13. To manage the human resources of the Corporation, including the succession planning process, to make recommendations to the Board for the appointment of the officers of the Corporation and to counsel, motivate, monitor and evaluate the performance of the Executive Management, and other direct reports, and to make recommendations to the Human Resources and Safety Committee on salary levels for the Executive Management and employees;
      14. To provide administrative oversight of the Director, Audit Services, and provide input to the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee to assist with the Committee’s responsibility to annually set objectives for and review performance of the Director, Audit Services and actively support the timely resolution of issues identified through the Internal Audit process;
      15. To authorize the commitment of funds to capital projects included in the budgets approved by the Board or in Expenditure Authorization Policy levels approved by the Board;
      16. To authorize commitment of Corporate resources, in order to pursue the approved strategies, business plans, and objectives of the Corporation;
      17. To implement policies and processes for all operations and activities and take reasonable steps to ensure the integrity of the Corporation’s internal control, in relation to management information systems, financial reporting and risk management;
      18. To take reasonable steps to ensure the safe, efficient operation of the Corporation, and to implement safety, health and environmental policies and systems to comply with these policies and all relevant laws and regulations;
      19. To develop policies, procedures and practices necessary for the Corporation to achieve its strategy and objectives, and recommend policies to the Board as appropriate;
      20. To keep the Board fully informed of all significant operational, financial and other matters relevant to the Corporation, including legal, regulatory and government policy developments;
      21. To communicate and promote positive relationships and enhance the profile of SaskEnergy, with the owner of the Corporation, customers, Saskatchewan public, and other stakeholders and to implement the External Communications Policy;
      22. To identify, develop, and leverage senior business and political relationships supporting the attainment of the goals of the Corporation;
      23. To represent the Corporation in industry associations where appropriate to advance the interest of the Corporation;
      24. To provide accurate, complete and timely information to the Board to enable it to discharge its obligations and meet its governance and legal responsibilities;
      25. To establish and implement policies and procedures to ensure statutory and compliance responsibilities are met;
      26. To work with the Chair of the Board to:
        1. Build open and constructive relationships with the Board Chair and Executive Management;
        2. Respect the Bright Line Mandate that establishes a balance between the role of Board and the role of Management;
        3. Co-ordinate information pertaining to owner and stakeholder interests, Chair perspectives, Board directives and management requests;
        4. Identify those matters requiring decision by the Board and other matters for the Board’s attention in a timely manner, and work closely with the Chair of the Board to set the Board’s agenda;
        5. Communicate between meetings; and
      27. To provide relevant information to the Board as required; including information packages and presentations that are focused and of an appropriate length, content and context to support sound decisions, to enable the Board to effectively discharge its obligations.
  4. Compliance
    1. The President and CEO is appointed as "Accountable Officer" pursuant to the Canadian Energy Regulator Onshore Pipeline Regulations (the "Regulations"), shall have all authority required of the Accountable Officer by the Regulations, and shall ensure the Accountable Officer's obligations under those Regulations are met.

Approved by the Board of Directors
March 14, 2022