The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors announces the retirement of CEO, Peter Federko. It is with a mix of sincere gratitude and sadness that they share Peter’s retirement effective May 31, 2019.
Since 1994, Peter has played a critical role in the development and growth of the organization: successfully leading initiatives such as the provincial adoption of Mission: Zero and the creation of Safe Saskatchewan while seeing the provincial injury rate decrease; leading the organization towards greater financial stability, and stewarding through significant legislative changes and financial downturns. It was because of his stewardship that Saskatchewan WCB was able to absorb many changes while maintaining care of our customers and the resources that have been entrusted to the WCB.
On a personal note as Chair of the Board, it has been my personal privilege to work closely with Peter for the past five years. With a heart of humility, Peter always generously shared his gifts and talents to those who work with him. We are indebted to him for his tremendous service to this organization.
Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find the new CEO of Saskatchewan WCB. During the transition period, the Board of Directors will make it our priority to find the best individual to lead our organization. We will lean on the WCB’s Executive team to fully maintain a stable and effective organization for our customers, our staff and partners. Maintaining our focus on eliminating injuries and restoring abilities while improving customer service will be a key priority for both during the transition and as a required skill-set of the new CEO.
We cannot thank Peter enough for the dedication, enthusiasm and the motivation he has give the WCB over the past 24 years. His humour and passion will be greatly missed by the board, partners and staff – most all of whom he knows by name. We look forward to garnering more from him in his final months here as Saskatchewan WCB continues to meet the needs of our customers throughout the province.
Gord Dobrowolsky, Chairperson
Board of Directors
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board