Gary Merasty is currently the CEO of the Peter Ballantyne Group of Companies (PBGOC), the investment arm of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. Before joining PBGOC in 2021, he was an Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer with the North West Company, a publicly-traded company headquartered in Manitoba. He was responsible for the construction and project management division, sustainable development reporting, governance, communications, and community relations. He also served on the Board of Directors of the North West Company for seven years before joining the executive team in 2018. Mr. Merasty held a similar role with Cameco Mining Corporation as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility from 2008 to 2013.
He was the Grand Chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council, establishing them as one of Canada's most progressive and successful Tribal Councils. In 2006, Mr. Merasty was elected to Canada's 39th Parliament as a Member of Parliament. One of his proudest achievements was tabling a motion in the House of Commons apologizing to the survivors of the residential school era, which passed unanimously in 2007. In addition, Mr. Merasty has served on numerous boards, including the Saskatoon Airport Authority, Northern Career Quest, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Corporation, West Wind Aviation, Sustainable Development Technologies Canada, and Institute of Research and Public Policy Canada.