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Scott Livingstone out as CEO of Saskatchewan Health Authority

Premier Scott Moe says Livingstone quit rather than being fired; SHA board refuses further comment but will release updates soon on their search for a new CEO
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Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone during a press conference on Nov. 26. (screenshot)

REGINA — Premier Scott Moe says Livingstone quit rather than being fired; SHA board refuses further comment but will release updates soon on their search for new CEO.

As of yesterday, CEO Scott Livingston has resigned from his position. Livingston was also doing the job of the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Chief Operating Officer Suann Laurent.

Laurent’s absence was unknown until now. SHA spokesperson Doug Dahl told news media that Laurent had retired in late October. No announcement was made at that time.

That leaves the two top positions at SHA vacant within a month of each other.

According to the SHA annual report for the year ended March 31, 2021 (pg. 66), Livingstone and Laurent were the two highest-ranking and highest-paid executives in the SHA.

Including benefits and allowances, Livingstone was compensated $418,543, while Laurent made $376,222.

Newly-appointed interim CEO Andrew Will is the SHA’s vice-president of infrastructure, information, and support.  

SHA spokespersons have said they will not comment further.

Premier Scott Moe told reporters that he did not fire Livingstone and that the news was unexpected. He emphasized that no services or supports will be affected.