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Pacific Blue Cross
Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

Pacific Blue Cross is the only health benefits provider that’s based in BC, serving the people of BC—and we’ve been doing it for over 80 years. As an independent not-for-profit health benefits society, we have stakeholders—not shareholders. It’s an important distinction for us, because we reinvest in areas that do “more good” for our members where they live and work, through new products and services and support for organizations in communities all over BC.

The Chief Compliance and Risk Officer maintains an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity that is designed to add value to the operations of PBC and its subsidiaries. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as to the Board through the Board Risk Committee, this role leads the independent oversight of compliance and risk through best practice frameworks for Regulatory Compliance Management and Enterprise Risk Management. These frameworks include the development of policy, standards, operational plans and monitoring and reporting. In addition, the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer and their team facilitates and coordinates risk management assessments, a risk register, and corporate risk profile; establishes standards and procedures for compliance programs; coordinates compliance and risk evaluations and mitigations; and facilitates the Risk Management Committee.

As the ideal candidate, you have a passion for supporting the health and wellbeing of others, and see the opportunity to further that passion through this organization that is committed to creating a healthier British Columbia through teamwork, exceptional service and accountability that will help improve sustainable healthcare. You bring a track record of success in a strategic, senior organizational role that has parallels to the scale, scope, and complexity of the responsibilities at PBC. You have experience working with an executive team and Board of Directors to ensure an organization has the tools and controls in place that will enable the organization to thrive. Ideally you have worked in an insurance or benefits environment, and have experience working with regulators such as the BC Financial Services Authority. You are an effective leader and influencer, and you possess a very collaborative, inclusive style which enables you to develop relationships with a range of partners and clients based on achieving mutual goals. Your work experience is augmented by a relevant undergraduate degree and certification in Risk Management and/or Compliance Management.

Pacific Blue Cross strives to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and employees feel empowered to freely participate and contribute regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, education level, parental status, or socioeconomic status.

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