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Representative of the interests of employers

Brian McConkey

An image of Brian McConkey, a man with short grey hair wearing a black and white suit with a tie.Brian McConkey is a human resources leader with more than 30 years of experience in sustainable forestry. Brian is Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs for Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.

Brian has extensive industry association and not-for-profit governance experience. He currently serves on the board for CAREERS: The Next Generation and serves on committees of the Forest Products Association of Canada and the Forestry Futures Alliance partnership. He previously chaired the Alberta Forest Products Roadmap Labour Availability Task Force and has contributed to a number of community and minor hockey organizations.

Competencies required for members of the Board of Directors for the Workers’ Compensation Board include: worker health & wellness; benefit & assessment policy; benefit costing & underwriting; communication & stakeholder engagement; finance & risk management; investment governance & portfolio management; governance; human resources; information technology.

Brian McConkey participated in a public agency appointment competition and was appointed on the basis of acceptably meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.

Shawna Miller

An image of Shawna Miller, a woman with short blonde hair wearing an orange blouse.Shawna Miller is an entrepreneur and business woman with over two decades of experience. As head of a number of family businesses, Shawna co-owns and operates a number of restaurants across northwestern Alberta, an oilfield service company and a property investment firm.

Shawna has served on a number of not‐for‐profit boards including Grande Prairie United Way, Tiny Hands of Hope, Business Link and the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. She served on the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors for eight years, including five years on the Executive Committee and two years as Chair. Shawna currently also serves as the Board Chair for the Alberta Chamber of Commerce and Director at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Competencies required for members of the Board of Directors for the Workers’ Compensation Board include: worker health & wellness; benefit & assessment policy; benefit costing & underwriting; communication & stakeholder engagement; finance & risk management; investment governance & portfolio management; governance; human resources; information technology.

Shawna Miller participated in a public agency appointment competition and was appointed on the basis of acceptably meeting the competencies, skills and attributes as described above.