Board of Directors

The Board's primary responsibility is to oversee the purpose, plans and policies of Innovation Saskatchewan.

 

Honourable Jeremy Harrison (Chair)

Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan

Jeremy Harrison grew up in the Meadow Lake area and graduated from Carpenter High School in 1996. Jeremy went on to complete an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Canadian History from the University of Alberta, a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, and a Juris Doctor (Law) Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

Jeremy was elected to Parliament in 2004, and at the age of 26 became one of the youngest Canadians ever to sit in the House of Commons. Jeremy was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 2007. He is the youngest Canadian ever to have been elected to both the House of Commons and a provincial Legislative Assembly.

He first served as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Resources until being appointed to Cabinet in 2009. He has served as the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Minister of Enterprise Saskatchewan, Government House Leader, Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training, Minister of the Economy, Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, Minister responsible for the Global Transportation Hub, Minister responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan, Minister responsible for Innovation, and Minister responsible for Trade.

On February 2, 2018 Premier Scott Moe appointed Jeremy as the Minister of Trade and Export Development and Minister of Immigration and Career Training.

Jeremy also currently serves as Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Government Operations, and as a member of the Board of Internal Economy and the caucus Committee on Human Services. He also serves as the Deputy Government House Leader and as a member of the Standing Committee on House Services.

Jeremy and his wife Alaina have one son, MacGregor and one daughter, Finnley.

Honourable James Reiter

Minister of SaskBuilds and Procurement

Jim Reiter was first elected as the MLA for Rosetown-Elrose in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011, 2016 and 2020.

Professionally, Jim has extensive experience in municipal governance. He was the long-time administrator for the Rural Municipalities of Marriott and Pleasant Valley. He has served as Director, Vice-President, and President of the Rural Municipal Administrators' Association (RMAA), as well as Executive Director.

Among his educational accomplishments is a Senior Certificate in Local Government Administration from the University of Regina. He also served six years on the U of R Senate. Jim has served his community as a Justice of the Peace and marriage commissioner.

On November 9, 2020, Premier Scott Moe appointed Jim as the Minister of SaskBuilds and Procurement, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and Minister Responsible for the Global Transportation Hub.

In addition to his current roles, Jim has also served as Minister of Health, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Minister of First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, and Minister of Government Relations.

Alana Ross

MLA, Prince Albert

Alana Ross was elected as the MLA for Prince Albert Northcote in the 2020 provincial election.

Prior to her election, she worked in the province's health care sector as a front-line nurse, unit union representative, in the management team, and as a post-secondary instructor. Ross has also served as the Saskatchewan Party President for Prince Albert Northcote since 2011.

Alana has three grown children, one grandchild, and resides in Prince Albert Northcote.