The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lin Gallagher to the position of Director of Executive Education, effective July 1, 2023. A leader in public sector governance, with an accomplished career spanning four decades, Gallagher brings extensive experience to this role.
“We are thrilled to have Lin as part of our leadership, overseeing the work of Executive Education,” said Loleen Berdahl (PhD), JSGS Executive Director. “Her expertise will be invaluable in enhancing our educational offerings and strengthening our commitment to excellence in public policy.”
Prior to joining JSGS, Gallagher held prominent positions in the Government of Saskatchewan, including Deputy Minister of Parks Culture and Sport and Deputy Minister of Environment. Throughout her career, she has championed a client-centered approach to public service culture.
"I'm excited to contribute to the Executive Education and Professional Development Program, enabling continuous upskilling tailored to the unique needs of senior leaders in Canada’s public sector,” said Gallagher. “Collaborating with the team, I am also looking forward to exploring new areas for JSGS to be a positive force of impact in Canada’s public sector."
Gallagher's journey with JSGS began in 2019 when she joined as an Executive-in-Residence. During her time with JSGS, she focused on a variety of policy areas such as program management and evaluation, performance outcomes, and leading engagement. She also played a key role in facilitating a part of our Public Sector Governance program.
Beyond her extensive background in public sector governance, Gallagher is also a certified Professional Director, sitting on a variety of boards. Some of her notable achievements include leading the development of Saskatchewan’s Climate Change Plan: Prairie Resilience, the establishment of a results-based environmental regulatory model for the province, and Saskatchewan’s first Biodiversity Action Plan.