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Media Release: New President and CEO to Lead Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

August 07 / 2019

Media Release: New President and CEO to Lead Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Yellowknife, NT (Tuesday, August 7, 2019) - David Tucker, Chair of the Governance Council of the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Molloy as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the WSCC for a five year term, effective Monday, August 12, 2019.

“Debbie Molloy has a fantastic blend of skills that will help drive the WSCC forward,” says Tucker. “She’s a proven leader and I know her talents, passion, and vision make a great addition to our organization.”

Molloy brings over 25 years of progressive executive leadership experience. She has extensive experience in health services and the energy sector, with a strong background in strategic planning, occupational health and safety, and organizational effectiveness.

Molloy most recently served as the Vice-President of Corporate Services for Eastern Health, in St. John’s, where she provided senior leadership to an organization with 13,000 employees, 750 physicians, 2,200 volunteers, 900 students and serving a population of 300,000.

Following the departure of Dave Grundy in May, Kim Collins Riffel served as the Interim Acting President.

“Kim has kept our organization steady over the last four months, and has helped ensure a smooth transition in leadership. Her insight and reliability were invaluable during this evolution period, and we thank her for that,” said Tucker.

As per the Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 101, the President is appointed by the Governance Council, who undertook a national search to look for an individual to help move the strategic vision of the WSCC forward and continue advancing the safety culture of the North.

The WSCC oversees operations in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, with offices in Yellowknife, Inuvik, and Iqaluit.


David Tucker
Chair, Governance Council
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
Northwest Territories and Nunavut
T: (867) 669-8364