BA (ENGL), 1970
Diana Miles was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of WorkSafeBC in December 2014. She is responsible for overall strategic direction and executive leadership of the organization to support its goals of keeping British Columbia’s workers and workplaces safe and secure from injury, disease and death and providing outstanding service to injured workers when work-related injuries or illnesses do occur.
Diana originally joined WorkSafeBC in 2004 as Senior Vice President, Operations (Worker and Employer Services) with the mandate of integrating and leading the organization’s major operational and service areas. With her leadership WorkSafe BC made significant progress in injury reduction and service improvements.
Diana’s commitment to building strong teams, to ensuring that relationships are managed respectfully, and to achieving the organization’s goals and objectives have earned her the respect of staff and stakeholders alike.
Prior to joining WorkSafeBC, Diana had extensive executive experience in human resources management and occupational health and safety. From 1998 to 2004, she worked as a regional human resources manager for the Pacific Region of Sears Canada, and received the Chairman’s Award for Human Resources Excellence in 1999.
Throughout her career she has always devoted time to support the broader community by serving as a member of public policy, service, charitable, and educational organizations. Originally appointed in 2008 by The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, Diana was recently reappointed as British Columbia’s representative on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Board (CCOHS). “Ms. Miles has a great deal of experience in the field of occupational health and safety,” said Minister Ambrose. “Her combined experience and practical knowledge should prove to be an asset to the Centre.”
Diana has also served as a member of the board of directors of the SHARE Family & Community Services Society from 2007 to 2013, as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Douglas College from 2002 to 2007 and as a member of the CKNW Orphans’ Fund Board.
Diana is equally involved with her very active children, grandchildren and extended family and friends. Travel to unique and fascinating global destinations rounds out her personal interests.