The Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) recently announced that Phil Germain, their VP of Prevention and Employer Services, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Sask WCB and will officially take on CEO duties on May 31, 2019. Read the full update from WCB Chairperson, Gord Dobrowolsky, below:
Following the retirement announcement of Peter Federko, the WCB Board has completed an exhaustive search for our new CEO and are pleased to announce that Phil Germain has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board.
Mr. Germain has been with the WCB for almost 15 years in leadership roles for the majority of his tenure. Throughout his time here, he has proven his leadership abilities, demonstrated a life-long commitment to safety and prevention both locally and internationally, and has an in-depth knowledge of the compensation system at a global level. Added to that is his broad capacity and understanding of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board.
Mr. Germain holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta and a professional designation from the Canadian Registered Safety Professional. His successful career path as a health and safety professional, manager and executive have positioned him with extensive abilities to lead our organization.
After moving to Saskatchewan in 1995 to work for the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association, Mr. Germain rose in his safety career from his start as the Manager of the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada Safety Program in 1998, Executive Director of Prevention at the Saskatchewan WCB in 2005 and Vice-President of Prevention and Employer Services in 2012. In 2014, he was awarded Saskatchewan Safety Professional of the Year.
Mr. Federko will continue to serve as CEO until his official retirement date of May 31st, at which time Mr. Germain will officially take on the duties of CEO. As a Board we want to again express our deepest appreciation to Mr. Federko for the dedication, enthusiasm and the motivation he has given the WCB over the past 25 years.
We look forward to what the future holds under our new CEO as the WCB continues to direct the Saskatchewan compensation system and meet the needs of our customers throughout the province. Please join me in congratulating Mr. Germain in his new appointment as CEO.
Gord Dobrowolsky, Chairperson
Board of Directors
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board