Government of New Brunswick

Vacancy for appointment

WorkSafeNB Board of Directors

Employer Representative

WorkSafeNB is a public body serving employers, workers, injured workers and their dependents. WorkSafeNB's authority is derived from the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal Act, the Workers' Compensation Act, the Firefighters' Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and corresponding regulations. WorkSafeNB has dual responsibility for workers' compensation, as well as health and safety in New Brunswick workplaces.

The Board of Directors of WorkSafeNB is comprised of a part-time Chairperson, a part-time Vice-Chairperson, and a minimum of eight additional part-time members (equally representative of workers and employer) who have been nominated by one or more stakeholders. The President and Chief Executive Officer also sits on the Board as a non-voting member. Although Board members are representative of the interests of workers and employers, it is expected that, consistent with their fiduciary role, they set aside any allegiances to a particular group and strive to maintain the welfare, credibility and integrity of the workers’ compensation system at all times.

The Board is responsible for the overall stewardship of the organization, planning, directing, identification of principal risks and controlling issues which are pivotal to determining the organization’s strategy and direction. The Board meets at least six times per year, in addition to committee meetings, to consider and approve WorkSafeNB’s strategic plan. The Board also works with management to identify principal risks, to select and assess the President and Chief Executive Officer and to review significant operational and financial matters. The Board is committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of WorkSafeNB and the well-being of its employees and its stakeholders.

All activities carried out by WorkSafeNB and all decisions made by the Board of Directors should aim to achieve the Board's strategic goals. Board members balance the needs of numerous stakeholders and provide leadership within the parameters of legislation in the following areas:

  • Board structure and functioning;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Risk assessment;
  • Policy and legislation;
  • Investments and finances;
  • Human Resources;
  • Program evaluation; and
  • Accountability.


Current position(s) to be filled:
One (1) employer representative of the Board of Directors.


As a board member representing employers, preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following qualifications:

  • A self-directed and a collaborative individual with senior leadership capacity and a minimum of a university degree, in one of the following areas: accounting, finance, investments, actuarial valuation, risk management, strategic planning, governance, law, information technology or another related field.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a professional designation, particularly in the field of accounting or finance, and to those candidates with demonstrated success as a board member;
  • Experience leading the implementation and sustainability of major organizational change and in the implementation of new information technology systems;
  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector;
  • Demonstrates a passion and appreciation for the vision, mission and values of WorkSafeNB;
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the current and emerging issues affecting WorkSafeNB or  the demonstrated ability to quickly acquire the desired level of knowledge;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Be able to work in a team-oriented environment where consensus building is emphasized;
  • Possess interpersonal, planning and leadership skills;
  • Be willing to commit, on average, 1 to 2 days per month to the requirements and activities of the Board of Directors;
  • Be an ethical, goal-oriented, self-starter who is committed to sound and transparent governance;
  • Bilingual ability in French and English is an asset; and
  • Resides in New Brunswick.


Board members receive a $200.00 per diem and reimbursement of expenses.


Expressions of interest (a resumé and cover letter) may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax, with details of education, volunteer, board/committee, work experience, and contact information (telephone, civic address and e-mail). The application must also demonstrate that the candidate has been nominated by one or more employer stakeholder groups. In addition, please complete the application form.

Executive Council Office
Attention: Carys Storey
675 King Street, Fredericton, NB
E3B 1G1

Fax: 506-453-2266

While we appreciate the interest of those who submit an expression of interest, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. Inquiries relating to specific opportunities can be made after the deadline passes and should be directed to the responsible department.

Deadline for Submission :

31 January 2020

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Term :

The term is up to five years.

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Note: Please ensure you have attached necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.