British Columbia has announced the addition of two new directors to the WorkSafeBC governance board, effective immediately.
These appointments aim to bolster the board’s commitment to representing a wide array of professional fields and interests within the workers’ compensation system.
William Laird Cronk
William Laird Cronk has been appointed as a director representing the public interest, with his term set to conclude on December 31, 2025. Cronk brings a wealth of experience from his extensive background in labor and business, notably as a Red Seal electrician and a significant figure in various sectors across British Columbia. His leadership roles include serving as the Vancouver Island representative for the BC Building Trades Council and as president of the BC Federation of Labour, where he represented over half a million affiliated members.
Anil Kumar Niranjan Singh
Joining Cronk is Anil Kumar Niranjan Singh, appointed as a director representing law or law enforcement, with a term also ending on December 31, 2025. Singh, a patrol sergeant with the Vancouver Police Department, has dedicated two decades to law enforcement, with significant contributions in areas such as domestic violence, criminal harassment, and elder abuse. His leadership extends beyond his police duties, notably as the board chair of Coast Mental Health, where he has been a key figure in promoting community-based mental health services.
The WorkSafeBC board of directors is tasked with overseeing the organization and ensuring the integrity of the workers’ compensation system. The board’s composition, as mandated by the Workers Compensation Act, includes professionals from various relevant fields, such as health care, occupational health and safety, law, and actuarial science, alongside representatives of workers, employers, and the public interest.
These new appointments underscore WorkSafeBC’s commitment to fostering a safe and equitable workplace environment across the province, highlighting the organization’s ongoing efforts to enhance its governance structure and operational effectiveness.