Kari Harvey is CEO of Innovation Saskatchewan where her responsibilities include working with community partners to nurture an environment that supports the success of start-up tech companies in the province, and with the research community to ensure Saskatchewan research and commercialization interests are maximized. Her 25-year public service career includes senior leadership positions in the Ministry of Agriculture as Director of the Agri-business Development Branch, and as Executive Director of Capital and Regional Services with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. Kari also worked in Saskatchewan's Executive Council and the Office of the Premier as Assistant Deputy Minister, International Relations and Protocol. Kari is currently a board member for the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation and Canadian Light Source, as well as Acting Chair of Co.Labs, Saskatchewan's first tech business incubator.
Kari holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina.