Tim LeClair is no longer president and CEO of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority.
The board of directors of SREDA announced today the departure of LeClair following a unanimous decision to seek new leadership. LeClair was placed on leave from his position with the organization earlier this month after being accused of not filing his taxes for nearly a decade.
Jim George, vice president of business development for SREDA, will serve as acting president and CEO. The board plans to begin its search and plans to name a new CEO by the end of 2014.
For the past four years, Tim LeClair has travelled the world trying to lure potential investors to Saskatoon.
As president of the authority he has gone to China with Mayor Don Atchison, as well as to Spain, the Netherlands and Italy with a coalition of businesses and government officials from across Canada.
LeClair is scheduled to stand trial in May charged with not filing tax returns for nine years
The nine-count information alleges that he failed to file tax returns between 2003 and 2011, including statements of assets, income and expenses.