Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors comprises one neutral chair and one neutral alternate chair; up to three members representative of employers and up to three members representative of workers; and the President.

The Board of Directors is appointed by the Commissioner in Executive Council in accordance with the Workers' Compensation Act. Members are appointed for a term of up to three years and are eligible for reappointment.

The Board of Directors collectively provides governance to YWCHSB in administering the Workers’ Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Specifically, the Board of Directors

  • sets the strategic direction for YWCHSB;
  • ensures the maintenance of a solvent Compensation Fund managed in the interest of workers and employers;
  • approves and monitors operating and capital budgets and the investment strategy;
  • approves and makes publicly available all policies;
  • provides the Minister with an annual report and audited financial statements;
  • ensures the provision of an open and fair system of guaranteed, adequate compensation for all workers or the dependents of a deceased worker, for work-related injuries;
  • ensures the provision of fair assessments on employers; 
  • ensures the provision of an appeal procedure that is simple, fair and accessible, with minimal delays;
  • hears assessment and occupational health and safety appeals;
  • ensures the combined efforts and resources for the prevention of workplace injuries, including the enforcement of health and safety standards; and
  • ensures the provision for workers, dependents of deceased workers, and employers to be treated with compassion, respect and fairness.

Current Board

Non-Voting Positions

Mark Pike—Chair

Appointed March 30, 2020 to March 29, 2023

Earlier appointments:

  • March 30, 2017 to March 29, 2020
  • January 4, 2017 to March 5, 2017 (60-day term)
  • January 4, 2014 to January 3, 2017
  • November 5, 2013 to January 3, 2014 (60-day term)
  • November 5, 2010 to November 4, 2013

Vicki Hancock—Alternate Chair

Appointed October 22, 2018 to October 21, 2021

Earlier appointments:

  • October 22, 2015 to October 21, 2018
  • October 22, 2012 to October 21, 2015
  • August 24, 2012 to October 22, 2012 (60-day term)
  • August 24, 2009 to August 23, 2012
  • August 15, 2006 to August 14, 2009

Voting Board Members

Heather McIntyre—Representative of Employers

Appointed February 26, 2021 to February 25, 2024

Earlier appointments:

  • February 26, 2018 to February 25, 2021
  • February 26, 2015 to February 25, 2018

Lisa Martin—Representative of Employers

Appointed April 19, 2020 to April 18, 2023

Earlier appointment:

  • April 19, 2017 to April 18, 2020

Christie Harper—Representative of Workers

Appointed October 22, 2018 to October 21, 2021

Earlier appointment:

  • October 22, 2015 to October 21, 2018

Keith Ellert – Representative of Workers

Appointed August 28, 2019 to August 27, 2022

Non-Voting Board Member

Kurt Dieckmann—President/CEO

Appointed July 8, 2016

More information    

Board of Directors guidelines for stakeholder relationships

Board of Directors governance guide

Rules of Procedure for Proceedings Before the Board of Directors

Board of Directors relationship with management

Board member appointments and re-appointments

Board member profile

Stakeholder strategy