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WCB Announces Retirement of CEO

Oct
2

The Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) has announced the retirement of CEO, Peter Federko effective May 31, 2019. Since 1994, Peter has played a critical role in the development and growth of the organization: successfully leading initiatives such as the provincial adoption of Mission: Zero and the creation of Safe Saskatchewan while seeing the provincial injury rate decrease; leading the organization towards greater financial stability, and stewarding through significant legislative changes and financial downturns. Read the full announcement from WCB Chair, Gord Dobrowolsky, below:

Board of Directors Announcement of CEO’s Retirement

Today the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors announced the retirement of our CEO, Peter Federko. It is with a mix of sincere gratitude and sadness that we share Peter’s retirement as CEO effective May 31, 2019.
We will sincerely miss Peter and his inspiring leadership, his exceptional attention to detail, his financial acumen and the depth that he brought throughout his entire tenure as WCB’s CEO.

Since 1994, Peter has played a critical role in the development and growth of the organization: successfully leading initiatives such as the provincial adoption of Mission: Zero and the creation of Safe Saskatchewan while seeing the provincial injury rate decrease; leading the organization towards greater financial stability, and stewarding through significant legislative changes and financial downturns. It was because of his stewardship that the WCB was able to absorb many changes while maintaining care of our customers and the resources that have been entrusted to the WCB.

On a personal note, as Chair of the Board, it has been my personal privilege to work closely with Peter for the past five years. With a heart of humility, Peter always generously shared his gifts and talents to those who work with him. We are indebted to him for his tremendous service to this organization.

Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find the new CEO of WCB. During this transition period, the Board of Directors will make it our priority to find the best individual to lead our organization. We will lean on the WCB’s Executive team to fully maintain a stable and effective organization for our customers, our staff and partners. Maintaining our focus on eliminating injuries and restoring abilities while improving customer service will be a key priority both during the transition and as a required skill-set of the new CEO.

The WCB has contracted Greg Fieger the Managing Director of Optimum Talent who is actively involved in the recruitment process of our new CEO. Interested candidates are asked to contact Greg directly. He can be reached via email at gfieger@optimumtalent.com or by phone at 306.949.8875 ext. 4501.

Again, we cannot thank Peter enough for the dedication, enthusiasm and the motivation he has given the WCB over the past 24 years. His humour and passion will be greatly missed by the Board, partners, and staff – most all of whom he knows by name. We look forward to garnering more from him in his final months here as the WCB continues to meet the needs of our customers throughout the province.
We look forward to our continued work and connection with Peter over the coming months and wish him the best of everything as he embarks on this new chapter.

Sincerely,


Gord Dobrowolsky, Chairperson
Board of Directors
Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board