Douglas Jones has been appointed the new president and CEO of WorkSafeNB. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, most recently serving as deputy city manager for the City of Edmonton.
“We look forward to Mr. Jones joining WorkSafeNB at such a pivotal point in our 100-year history. His vision, leadership and expertise will guide us as we build on our strengths and successes during this transformative period and our continued commitment to better serve New Brunswickers,” said Dorine Pirie, chairperson of WorkSafeNB’s board of directors. “His previous experience demonstrates his ability to lead teams and work collaboratively with diverse groups of stakeholders, skills we believe are vital for the CEO position.”
Before working at the City of Edmonton, Jones was a senior vice-president with Canada Post and held a number of progressively senior executive roles with Lafarge North America in both Canada and the United States.
A native of Nova Scotia, Jones earned his bachelor of science at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. and his master of business administration at Niagara University in New York. He is also a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He looks forward to returning to the Maritimes, where he first began his career.
“The health and safety of New Brunswickers is of utmost importance to your government," said Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage. "Mr. Jones brings the necessary experience and expertise to his new role, and we look forward to working with him.”
Jones will begin his five-year term on March 26. He succeeds Gerard Adams, who served as president and CEO from 2012 to 2016. The position of president and CEO of WorkSafeNB has been vacant and covered on an acting basis since Oct. 31, 2016 by Tim Petersen, WorkSafeNB’s vice-president of corporate services.
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