Chair announces four new appointments to WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors​

George Morfitt, chair of WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors, announces four new members of the board.

I’m pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors:

Lillian White, employer representative (replacing Joe Lindgren)

(January 3, 2015 – December 1, 2016)

Lillian 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, Lillian was recognized by the Association for Women in Finance with the PEAK award for performance and excellence.

John Beckett, public interest representative (replacing Rick Roger)

(January 2, 2015 – December 1, 2017)

John is a vice-president with the B.C. Maritime Employers Association. He’s a past adjunct professor at UBC and BCIT, teaching modern safety management in the Master’s of Occupational Hygiene and Environment program, and currently sits on the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Board of Directors, and the federal Ministry of Labour’s Regulatory Advisory committee. He holds an MBA from Royal Roads University.

Lynn Bueckert, worker representative (replacing Phillip Legg)

(January 3, 2015 – December 1, 2016)

Lynn is director of research, campaigns, and communications with the BCGEU, and former director of occupational health and safety with the BC Federation of Labour.  In the 1990s, as a health educator for a Winnipeg-based occupational health centre, Lynn facilitated occupational health and safety courses for workers across Manitoba. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University.

Margaret McNeil, health care representative (replacing Henry Harder)

(December 19, 2014 – December 1, 2017)

Margaret is chief executive officer for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and former vice-president of operations for BC Housing . She has extensive board experience and a Master’s of Science in nursing.

— George Morfitt, chair of WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors