Sask. Crown executive takes home more than $500K in last fiscal year

More than 10 Crown corporation executives in Saskatchewan earned more than $400,000 in the 2015-2016 fiscal year with the highest-paid employee taking home more than $500,000.

More than 10 Crown executives earned more than $400K

The payee disclosure report lists employee salaries of publicly owned Crowns, such as SaskTel, SaskPower and SaskEnergy. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

More than 10 Crown corporation executives in Saskatchewan earned more than $400,000 in the 2015-16 fiscal year with the highest-paid employee taking home more than $500,000.

A payee disclosure report was released Monday by Crown Investments Corporation. It lists employee salaries of the Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan and its Crown subsidiaries. This includes publicly-owned Crowns such as SaskTel, SaskPower and SaskEnergy. 

SaskTel's Ron Styles topped the list of high earners, taking home $566,762 last year — almost $20,000 more than the previous year.

SaskEnergy CEO Douglas F. Kelln is the runner up, having earned $463,697 in 2015.

Top 10 earners from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016:

  1. Ron Styles (SaskTel) $566,762.
  2. Douglas F. Kelln (SaskEnergy) $463,697.
  3. Michael Marsh (SaskPower) $448,500.
  4. Blair Swystun (CIC) $ 442,922.
  5. Dwain Wells (SGI) $ 418,991.
  6. Don Thompson (SGI) $417,828.
  7. Doug Burnett (SaskTel) $415,817.
  8. Earl Cameron (SGI) $ 415,339.
  9. Sherry Wolf (SGI) $ 414,691.
  10. Tamara Erhardt (SGI) $ 403,215.

The report provides ministerial and board member expenses, employees who received more than $50,000 in compensation, suppliers who received more than $50,000 for goods and services, and grants, contributions, donations and sponsorships of more than $5,000.

The full report can he viewed here.


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