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
    Vice-President Finance and Administration

    Appointed October 14, 2003

    David is a native of Saskatchewan and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1990. Prior to assuming his current position as VP Finance and Administration, he spent seven years as the controller for SIAST. David has been active as a volunteer coach in a variety of sports for many years. He is currently a member of the St. Paul's Hospital Board of Directors.

  • 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 orgainzations and sports activities. He is a founding member of the U of S Huskies Football Foundation and served a ten-year term as Chair.