Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, has appointed Gail Stephens to Technical Safety BC’s board of directors for a three-year term.
Stephens brings more than 20 years of experience leading large, complex organizations, having served as CEO of the British Columbia Pension Corporation and the chief administrative officer of both the City of Winnipeg and the City of Victoria.
Most recently, Stephens was the startup chief operating officer, then interim president and chief executive officer for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, where she led the museum and its management departments through its first year of operation.
Stephens has sat on numerous boards, including Coast Capital Savings, the David Foster Foundation and the BC Industry Training Authority. She is currently the president of Gail Stephens Consulting, which provides management consulting services.
Technical Safety BC is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement and research.