On June 29, 2023, Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced the appointment of Baltej Dhillon as chair of WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors.
Dhillon, a veteran RCMP officer and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals for community service has been a member of the Board since 2017, when he was appointed as the representative professional in the area of law or law enforcement.
« On behalf our Enterprise Leadership Team, I’d like to congratulate Baltej on his appointment, » says Anne Naser, president and CEO of WorkSafeBC. « We look forward to working with him in this new role, alongside our Board members and our stakeholders, to help achieve our vision of a province free from workplace injury or illness. »
Dhillon takes over the role from Jeff Parr, who served as Board chair from August of 2020 to June 2023. « Jeff helped see our organization through a time of tremendous internal and external change, » says Anne. « I want to thank Jeff sincerely for his substantial contributions to WorkSafeBC over the last three years. »
The B.C. government’s news release provides further details regarding the appointment.