Dick Carter

Dick Carter, president and CEO of Crown Investments Corp. (CIC)

The man heading the Saskatchewan Crown corporation that oversees the other Crowns is stepping down.

Dick Carter, the president and CEO of the Crown Investments Corp., said Friday he'll be leaving at the end of August.

In a news release, the company said the 64-year-old Carter was leaving "to pursue other interests", but didn't provide details.

He said he's proud of the Crowns’ record of achievement over the past four years.

“Now it’s time for me to adopt a somewhat slower pace, and try some new things,” he said. He didn't elaborate.

Carter, a retired partner of KPMG charter accountants, where he worked for more than 30 years, started working for the Saskatchewan government in 2007 as the chief of staff to the finance minister.

He made the jump to CIC's top job in 2010.

It's one of the best-paid jobs in government. According to the Crown payees' list for 2013, Carter was paid $391,677 that year.