Arlene Wiks, Chairperson
Arlene Wiks was appointed Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Health Authority Board in May 2021. She serves as an ex-officio member of all its Committees and attends all Committee meetings. She is retired from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) where she spent 35 years in a variety of roles. In her last position at CIBC she served as the Associate Vice-President of Small Business and Retail Banking where she was responsible for branches in Regina and Saskatoon. During her tenure at CIBC, Ms. Wiks gained extensive experience in management including budgeting, strategic planning and human resource management. She was awarded the Senior Vice President's Award for Excellence, Annual Achievers Award and Chairman's Award during her time at CIBC. She was also named by SaskBusiness magazine as one of Saskatchewan's Women of Influence.
Ms. Wiks has a Business Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan, holds a Certified Financial Planner Designation from the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners and obtained her Chartered Director designation in 2011.
She has served on several boards over the years, including Chair of SGI from 2013-2021, Chair of Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation from 2008-2013, director of the Saskatoon and District Chamber of Commerce, Royal University Hospital Foundation, Junior Achievement, Saskatchewan Chair for the “Run for the Cure" campaign and Co-Chair of the Finance Committee for Saskatoon's Centennial Celebrations.
Ms. Wiks is based in Saskatoon.