Executive Team

Our leadership team listens to employee and customer feedback to set the vision, mission and goals for Saskatchewan Blue Cross. Every year they focus on seven goals to help guide their strategic planning process:

  • sustainable growth
  • enduring business relationships
  • service excellence
  • optimal operating efficiency
  • outstanding people practices
  • corporate social responsibility distinction
  • operational platform strength
  • Arnie Arnott
    President and CEO

    Appointed September 1, 2003

    Arnie has been in a leadership role at Saskatchewan Blue Cross for over twenty years, and President and CEO for the past fourteen years. He is very active in the industry and the community. Arnie currently serves as a director of Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company, Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada, and the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club; as a trustee of the Western Conference of Prepaid Health Plans; and as Past Chair of the Royal University Hospital.

  • David Patola
    Senior Vice-President Operations

    Appointed October 14, 2003

    David became Senior Vice-President Operations after serving 14 years as Vice-President of Finance and Administration at Saskatchewan Blue Cross. Before joining Saskatchewan Blue Cross, David held the position of Controller at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. David is currently a member of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans National Finance Committee. He is active as a volunteer in the community and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the St. Paul’s Hospital Board of Directors.  David is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.Comm.) and has his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.  

  • Todd Peterson
    Vice-President Sales and Marketing

    Appointed December 3, 2007

    Todd has used his thirty plus years of experience in customer service, sales and marketing to build strong connections in our Saskatchewan business community. His past experience includes a senior management position with Deloitte and over twenty years in leadership, sales and operations with SaskTel. Todd is an active volunteer in our province, involved in a variety of organizations and sports activities. He is a founding member of the U of S Huskies Football Foundation and served a ten-year term as Chair.

  • Kelly Antill
    Vice-President Finance and Administration

    Appointed January 1, 2018

    Born and raised in Saskatoon, Kelly has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1999 she earned her Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation. Kelly's financial acumen has taken her across Saskatchewan and around the globe to Australia and Ireland, where she has worked in both the public and private sectors. Kelly also enjoys being active in the community, previously serving as a board member with Big Sisters of Saskatoon and as a member of the audit committee for SaskCulture. Kelly’s family keeps her busy and she enjoys being a fan and volunteer coach for her children’s activities.