Wes Jickling assumed the role Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in July 2018 in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Saskatchewan, which he has held since June 2016. Prior to joining Innovation Saskatchewan, Wes held senior roles in corporate, government, and international organizations with United Nations postings in Brazil, Swaziland, Ukraine and Sudan. Wes was born and raised in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He and his wife Shelley have three young children. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Calgary, where he played for four years with the Dinos men’s basketball team.