Director Profile

Patricia S. Youzwa

RBC Woman Executive in Residence Hill School of Business, University of Regina

Board Value Proposition: 

A seasoned executive with CEO or equivalent experience in commercial crown corporations and government and experienced director on a wide variety of boards. 

C-level Leadership

  • As CEO of a multi-billion dollar commercial crown corporation, led numerous initiatives for major infrastructure expansion and renewal, energy market reforms, customer service delivery improvement, technological innovation, environment sustainability, and human resource development in the areas of safety, workforce planning, and diversity.

Extensive Energy and Resource Sector Knowledge

  • Over 25 years of experience working in the energy and non-renewable resource sector in the areas of utility services, energy trading, policy development, taxation, and regulation.

Government and Public Policy

  • Over 12 years of experience at the level of deputy minister or CEO with direct accountability to elected officials and boards of directors.
  • In-depth understanding of the policy development and implementation process at both provincial and national levels gained through a variety of senior roles and responsibilities.

Industry Experience: 

  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Research & Consulting Services
  • Government
  • Utilities
  • Electric Utilities
  • Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

Canada Infrastructure Bank 2017 to Present
Saskatchewan Power Corporation 1994 to 1995
SaskEnergy Incorporated 1994 to 1995

Additional Boards:

Greystone Managed Investments Pooled Funds Advisory Committee 2014 to Present
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Services (STARS) Foundation and Society 2011 to Present
Foundation Chair
Co-Chair Nominating and Governance Committee (Past)
Human Resources Committee (Past)
Canada West Foundation 2010 to Present
Saskatchewan Vice Chair
Conference Board of Canada 2007 to 2010
Canadian Electricity Association 2005 to 2010
Second Vice Chair, 2009–2010
Chair of Sustainable Electricity Council, 2009–2010
Energy Council of Canada 2005 to 2010


Conexus Arts Centre 2014 to 2015
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Saskatchewan Power Corporation 1999 to 2013
Consultant to Board of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President, Customer Services
Vice President, Corporate Planning and Regulatory Affairs
NorthPoint Energy Solutions Inc. 2001 to 2004
Chief Executive Officer
P.S. Youzwa & Associates 1996 to 1999
Government of Saskatchewan 1985 to 1996
Deputy Minister of Economic Development
Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines


MA (Econ.), University of Toronto, 1980
BA (Hons. Econ.), University of Saskatchewan, 1976