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Executive & governance

WorkSafeBC is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors (BOD) appointed by the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour. The composition of the BOD, set out in legislation, ensures that public interest is given priority and that there is a balance of representation from B.C.'s worker and employer communities, as well as professionals from the health care/rehabilitation, actuarial, legal/regulatory, and occupational health and safety communities.

The Board of Directors is entrusted with stewardship of WorkSafeBC. It is responsible for overseeing the conduct of WorkSafeBC's business and supervising management, which is responsible for WorkSafeBC's day-to-day operation. The BOD has overall responsibility for ensuring that the organization fulfills the purposes for which it was created and for setting its strategic direction.

The composition, powers, and duties of the Board of Directors are set out in Sections 81 and 82 of the Workers Compensation Act.

The President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has the authority to exercise the powers and responsibilities described in Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act that are not expressly assigned to the Board of Directors. The President/CEO also has authority over claims cost levies set out in section 73(1) of the Act. The President/CEO has the authority to delegate these powers and responsibilities to divisions, departments, categories of officers, or individual officers of WorkSafeBC.

Members of the Board of Directors

John Beckett, Chair and Public Interest Representative
(January 2015 - December 2017)

Lynn Bueckert, Worker Representative
(January 2015 - December 2016)

Jim Cessford, Regulator/Legal Representative
(September 2015 - December 2017)

Margaret McNeil, Health Care Representative
(December 2014 - December 2017)

Tazeem Nathoo, Public Interest Representative
(November 2010 - December 2016)

Brooks Patterson, Occupational Health and Safety Representative
(September 2015 - December 2016)

Lillian White, Employer Representative
(January 2015 - December 2016)

Alan Cooke, Actuary
(December 2012 - December 2016)

Diana Miles, Ex officio

Senior Executives - Administration

  • Diana Miles, President and CEO
  • Brian Erickson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Roberta Ellis, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Services and Human Resources
  • Trevor Alexander, Senior Vice-President, Operations, Worker & Employer Services
  • Al Johnson, Vice-President, Prevention Services
  • Todd McDonald, Vice-President, Claims Services
  • Kevin La Freniere, Vice-President, Business Analysis, Corporate Communications & Marketing
  • Ian Shaw, General Counsel and Secretary to WorkSafeBC

Contact us

For more information about the WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors, please email