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Feb 4, 2019

Trevor Alexander named new CEO of WCB Alberta

Brings 32 years of workers’ compensation experience

The Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta has selected Trevor Alexander as the new president and CEO, effective March 18.

“After an extensive search, we are confident Trevor Alexander is the right person to lead WCB-Alberta forward in its work to evolve our workers’ compensation system,” said Grace Thostenson, board chair.

Alexander brings 32 years of workers’ compensation experience, most recently as the senior vice-president, operations, of WorkSafeBC. He has been with WorkSafeBC since 1999 and has led teams involved in claims, prevention, assessments, IT and investigations. Previously, Alexander worked in a variety of roles with the Northwest Territories Workers Compensation Board for 12 years.

His deep passion for the business comes from his years as a case manager, when he developed a drive to improve the workers’ compensation system to make workplaces safer and ensure injured workers receive the treatment, support and service they require to recover and return to work and life, the WCB said in a release.

“I believe strongly that WCB-Alberta is on a service journey to a more worker-centric approach to the system,” said Alexander. “I’m excited about leading this journey to serve the workers and employers of this province, while maintaining a financially sustainable system.”

Alexander will be replacing Guy Kerr who is retiring after 20 years with the WCB.

“Guy Kerr has served the organization superbly as president and CEO for over 16 years, and he is leaving behind a strong legacy of leadership and success,” said Thostenson. “We have started down the road to an even stronger, more collaborative WCB. The board and I believe Mr. Alexander will lead the organization to continue the great work it has begun.”