Premier Moe names new deputy minister

Premier Scott Moe has announced that Cam Swan will be the new deputy minister to the premier, replacing Kent Campbell who has served in an interim capacity since August 2017.

Swan has served as President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority since May 2017, said a release from the Saskatchewan government. Previously, Swan held a number of senior positions in the public service, including special advisor to the deputy minister to the premier, deputy minister of Environment, chair of the Public Service Commission and general manager of Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.

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“Cam Swan’s depth of experience and reputation as a hardworking and respected civil servant will be an asset in providing leadership to Saskatchewan’s public service,” Moe said. “I look forward to working with Cam over the coming years as our government continues to stand up for the best interests of Saskatchewan people.”

Moe also announced the following changes to the senior leadership of Saskatchewan’s public service: Kent Campbell was appointed deputy minister of Trade and Export Development. Campbell formerly served as interim deputy minister to the premier and deputy minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. He has previously served as Saskatchewan’s deputy minister of Economy and deputy minister of Energy and Resources.

Wes Jickling was appointed Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs while retaining his current responsibilities as CEO of Innovation Saskatchewan. Jickling had previously held senior roles in corporate, government and international organizations, including previous service for the Government of Saskatchewan as associate deputy minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, global potash exporter Canpotex, and the United Nations.

Clare Isman was appointed president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.  Isman had formerly served as senior advisor to the deputy minister to the premier, and deputy minister of finance.

“I would like to thank Kent Campbell for his diligence and service as interim deputy minister to the premier and congratulate Kent, along with Wes and Clare, on their new assignments,” Moe said.

These appointments are effective July 16, the release said.