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Board of Trustees


Message from the Chair

Welcome to www.shepp.ca on behalf of SHEPP's Board of Trustees. As a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan, SHEPP is jointly Trusteed and provides retirement security for the province of Saskatchewan's healthcare workers.

SHEPP currently has over 60,000 members, both those actively contributing to the Plan and those who have retired and are collecting a lifetime pension. As the Board, we understand the importance of our role in ensuring the Plan is funded both today and into the future. With one in every 15 people who work within our province being a SHEPP member, we recognise and value the impact SHEPP has within our communities.

Retiring with a lifetime pension helps provide our members with great comfort, knowing their future is in good hands. To provide this assurance, SHEPP's Board has fiduciary responsibilities requiring us to act in good faith and in the best interests of our members and their beneficiaries. The decisions we make regarding the Plan are built on a solid foundation of governance and well-advised, responsible investment practices. Our goal is to maintain both stable contributions and the long-term sustainability of the Plan.

Today and everyday, we are committed to fulfilling the SHEPP promise of serving the best interests of our members.

Sincerely,

Andrew Huculak, Board Chair

Board of Trustees

SHEPP's governing document, the Trust Agreement, assigns authority to two appointed bodies: The Board of Trustees and the Partner Committees.

An eight-member Board of Trustees, consisting of four trustees appointed by 3sHealth and four by SEIU-West, CUPE, SUN and HSAS are fiduciaries, responsible for administering the Plan and investing the assets held in trust.

SHEPP's Board of Trustees

Chair: ANDREW HUCULAK
Employee Trustee - Retired
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Vice Chair: JEFF STEPAN
Employer Trustee
SGI

RAY DECK
Employer Trustee
Saskatchewan Public Service Commission

RUSSELL DOELL
Employee Trustee
SEIU-West

NATALIE HOREJDA
Employee Trustee
Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan (HSAS)

MARG ROMANOW
Employee Trustee
Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN)

DR. JIM TOMKINS
Employer Trustee - Retired
University of Regina

TED WARAWA
Employer Trustee
3sHealth

Board Meetings

The Board meets regularly, approximately six times per year, and following each meeting, SHEPP publishes Board Notes. These summaries highlight the activities and decisions from Board meetings, providing transparency and accountability to SHEPP members and employers.

Code of Conduct

Recognising effective governance structure and its fiduciary responsibilities, the Board of Trustees has established a Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Procedures, which they review annually. Each Trustee must sign a declaration upon appointment to the Board of Trustees and annually confirm compliance with the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Procedures for the duration of their term.