TORONTO, May 16 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven W. Mahoney, Chair of the
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), today announced the Order
in Council appointment of Brendan Calder as the newest member of the
WSIB's Board of Directors.
"I am very happy to welcome Mr. Calder to the Board and I look forward
to working with him to serve Ontario's workers and employers," says
Mahoney. "With a strong small business background, he brings a unique
perspective to the Board and the WSIB as an organization, understanding
first-hand the needs and concerns of this key group of employers that
comprises 80% of our customers."
Mr. Calder is currently an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management and
Entrepreneur in Residence at the Rotman School of Management.
Previously, he served as Chairman, President and CEO with CIBC
Mortgages from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Calder was also President and Director
of FirstLine Trust Company and a founder and Director of Direct Trust.
Mr. Calder joins a distinguished and accomplished group of directors led
by Mr. Mahoney who has been reappointed as Chair for period of one year
from May 2011 to May 2012. Link to MOL announcement - http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/nr_mahoney20110516.php
Representing a diverse cross-section of stakeholder interests, the Board
is well-equipped to help lead the WSIB through the challenges the
system currently faces.
The current WSIB Board of Directors now comprises:
Mr. Steven Mahoney, Chair, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario
Mr. I. David Marshall, President & CEO, Workplace Safety & Insurance
Board of Ontario
Mr. Larry Barnett, Office Consultant, Teamsters Local Union 938 &
Teamsters Administration Services
Ms. Estelle M. Caines, Director of Access Services for Lake of the Woods
Child Development Center
Mr. Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and
Construction Trades Council of Ontario
Mr. Louis Rene Girard, Consultant, Instructor Global Logistics & Supply
Chain Solutions, Humber-Guelph, current directorship Systemgroupinc
Mr. P. Morgan McCague*, former Senior Vice-President, Asset Mix and Risk, Ontario Teachers'
Pension Plan, current directorships with GCAN Insurance Company, First
Coverage and Excel Funds
Ms. Marlene McGrath, Vice President Human Resources, International
Operations, 3M Canada Company
Ms. Lea M. Ray, Vice President of Corporate Finance for Warner Bros.
Entertainment Canada Inc. a division of Time Warner
Ms. Sari Sairanen*, National Health & Safety Director, CAW-Canada
*Ms. Sairanen and Mr. McCague have recently been reappointed for three
For more information about the WSIB Board of Directors, please visit our
Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) plays a key role
in the province's occupational health and safety system. The WSIB
administers no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their
workers and is committed to the prevention of workplace injuries,
illnesses and fatalities. The WSIB provides disability benefits,
monitors the quality of healthcare, and assists in early and safe
return to work for workers who are injured on the job or contract an
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