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Four appointments made to WorkSafeBC’s board of directors

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Four appointments made to WorkSafeBC’s board of directors

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Biographies for new and re-appointed board members

Donald M. Smith, two-year term as actuary representative

Smith is the senior partner of Smith Pension & Actuarial Consultants Inc. and has over 40 years of actuarial, pension, employee benefits and investment experience. Prior to 1992, Smith’s experience included five years with a life insurance company, 16 years as a partner of two Western Canadian firms of consulting actuaries and five years as a senior vice-president of an international firm of human resource management consultants and consulting actuaries.

Brooks Patterson, one-year term as occupational health and safety representative

Patterson is the safety manager for Norland Limited (formerly the Pacific Group of Companies), which operates a number of construction companies. He has extensive experience in occupational health and safety and holds certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional. He has extensive board experience, including roles as past chair of the BC Construction Safety Alliance and secretary treasurer of SkillPlan.

Lillian White, one-year term as employer representative

White is president of Treen Safety, a Vancouver-based company that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of health, safety and protective equipment. She served as both chair and director of the BC Assessment Authority and is a certified general accountant. In 2002, she was recognized by the Association for Women in Finance with the PEAK award for performance and excellence.

Lynn Bueckert, one-year term as worker representative

Bueckert is the director and assistant to the president of the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) and former director of occupational health and safety with the BCFED.

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