Vice-President, Human Resources and Safety
Kathy McCrum was appointed Vice-President of Human Resources and Safety in November 2017.
Prior to accepting this role at SaskPower, Mrs. McCrum held the position of director, Human Resources at the Co-op Refinery Complex. During her time at the Refinery, she was responsible for the HR functions and contributed to the operational strategy.
Previously, Mrs. McCrum worked for Kramer LTD (CAT) as vice-president, Human Resources and Safety and led the customer experience work for the organization. This provided her with the opportunity to work with executive industry peers from across the Americas, as well as with Caterpillar leadership in Illinois.
Mrs. McCrum started her career with Canadian Pacific Railway, where she held various managerial roles within Human Resources, Customer Service Operations and Business Development. She played an integral role as a member of the American Railway Engineer and Maintenance Association (AREMA) and helped shape the direction of the North American railway engineering field.
She credits her foundational years in operations for shaping her strong beliefs with respect to the critical importance strategic human resources plays in the direct success of the business.
Graduating from the University of Regina with a bachelor of business administration, Mrs. McCrum holds her Canadian Professional Human Resource (CPHR) designation. She also received her Personal and Professional Coaching Certification and is a certified personal and professional coach through Concordia University.
She has volunteered as Chair of the Board for a cooperative day-care centre, and spent many years volunteering as a certified fitness instructor. Mrs. McCrum currently serves on the Regina Exhibition Association Limited board (operating Evraz Place).