Craig Fitzsimmons – Director, Government, Community & Media Relations for WorkSafeBC

PFM Executive Search welcomes Craig Fitzsimmons to his new position of Director, Government, Community & Media Relations at WorkSafeBC. Craig was the successful candidate in the national executive search for the most senior communications role at the organization.

In making the announcement, WorkSafeBC Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Human Resources Officer, Wendy Strugnell noted Craig will provide leadership and direction in the development, execution and monitoring of WorkSafeBC’s comprehensive media, social media, government and community relations strategies that support the organization’s corporate goals and objectives.

In welcoming Craig to WorkSafeBC, VP, Strugnell said, “Craig comes to us with over 20 years’ experience in corporate communications and public affairs. He has a successful track record in both public and private sector, including consulting with Canada’s largest public relations agency and overseeing communication and issues management for B.C.’s largest infrastructure project. Craig is currently Manager, Communications and Issues Management at BC Hydro for the Site C Energy Project. In this role Craig manages strategic communications planning, writes media materials and prepares messages for media. He also liaises with the B.C. government and develops briefing material as needed and is responsible for the issues management program.

Craig is a skilled business communicator with demonstrated knowledge of strategic communications planning, government relations, media relations, stakeholder relations and issues management. I look forward to Craig joining our WorkSafeBC team.”

PFM Executive Search was delighted to have worked with the team at WorkSafeBC which has been a client of our executive search firm for almost two decades. PFM Executive Search will soon celebrate its 25th Anniversary and is recognized as one of Canada’s most respected and admired companies in the sector.

Wendy Strugnell – Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Human Resources Officer for WorkSafeBC

PFM Executive Search is very pleased to announce that Wendy Strugnell will be joining WorkSafeBC’s executive team as Vice President, Corporate Services and CHRO in August 2016. In this role, Wendy will provide senior leadership for the human resources; government, community and media relations; review division, learning and development and facilities management functions at WorkSafeBC.

Wendy brings significant leadership and senior human resources experience to this role. With over twenty years of human resources experience in private and public sector environments, Wendy is currently Vice President, People and Organizational Development with the Fraser Health Authority. Fraser Health Authority oversees 12 acute care hospitals and hundreds of community services across the region and has over 24,000 employees and 2,500 physicians. In this role, Wendy led a team of over 350 staff and was responsible for delivering human resources strategies, programs and services that align with the organization’s goals. As a senior leader, she has been involved with strategic planning, major change initiatives, government and stakeholder relations, issues management and has provided support to the Board of Governance and HR Committee.

Wendy brings strong leadership skills, broad human resources and business expertise and significant executive experience in working in a large, complex organization. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.

PFM Executive Search wishes Wendy every success in her new role.

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