Rick became Deputy Minister of Saskatchewan Agriculture, effective July 1, 2016 and has been with the Ministry of Agriculture for over 25 years in various positions. He previously held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, since October of 2013, and Assistant Deputy Minister of Regulatory and Innovation, from April 2008 to October 2013. Prior to joining the Deputy Minister’s Office in April 2008, Rick held various positions in the Ministry, including Director for the Crop Development Branch and Director of the Policy Branch.
Rick has a BSA in Agriculture Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Regina. He has completed the Directors Education Program and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Rick sits on the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors and the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership Board of Directors. Rick was born in Kipling, Saskatchewan, but has lived in Regina for over 25 years. Rick is married to his wife Anna and they have two sons (Hunter and Lane).