Graduate School of Public Policy

Clare Isman has served as a Deputy Minister, President and CEO with the Saskatchewan public service for sixteen years (2004-2020), including Chair of the Public Service Commission (2004-2009), Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration (2009-2012), Deputy Minister of Finance (2012-2017) and President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (2018-2020). Prior to joining the Government of Saskatchewan in 1998, Clare worked for the City of Regina for 16 years, in both finance and human resources.

Clare has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, is an FCPA/FCMA, and is a Chartered Director. Clare was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal for Public Administration in 2015, the CMA Saskatchewan Member Recognition Award in 2010, was named one of Saskatchewan’s Women of Influence in 2006, and received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005.

Throughout her career, Clare has served on and chaired various Boards and committees and is keenly interested in effective board governance. Clare has also facilitated workshops and seminars throughout her career in support of her commitment to lifelong learning, her profession, and the professional public service.