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Technical Safety BC - Annual Report 2019 - Corporate Governance

The Board

We are governed by a Board of Directors that provide oversight and ensure that we are safe, transparent, and collaborative in our practices.

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Directors' attendance

In 2019, there were four regularly scheduled Board meetings, a two-day strategic planning session, and an Annual Public Meeting. The following table illustrates the number of meetings each Director attended as compared to the number of meetings the particular Director was eligible to attend during the 12 months that ended December 31, 2019. Some directors also attended meetings and interview sessions for new Board member recruitment, a new director orientation session, and ride-alongs with Technical Safety BC safety officers.

Directors

Board meetings
(7 meetings)

Finance & Audit Committee
(4 meetings)
Governance & Human Resources Committee
(5 meetings)
Strategic Advisory Committee
(4 meetings)
Total
George Abbott 7/7 4/4 5/5 4/4 20/20
Ian Banks 7/7 4/4 - - 11/11
Karen Bazylewski 7/7 1/2 3/3 4/4 15/16
Jeremy Black 7/7 4/4 2/2 2/2 15/15
Judy Cavanagh 2/2 - - 2/2 4/4
Neil Cumming 1/1 - 2/2 1/1 4/4
Brenda Eaton 5/7 - - 4/4 9/11
David Guscott 7/7 2/2 2/2 2/2 13/13
Geordie Henderson 6/7 - 5/5 - 11/12
Ivan Limpright 2/2 2/2 - - 4/4
Nancy Olewiler 7/7 2/2 5/5 - 14/14
Douglas Scott 1/1 1/1 2/2 - 4/4
Gail Stephens 6/7 2/2 2/2 4/4 14/15

Directors' compensation

The Governance and Human Resources Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board respecting director compensation. An independent review of Technical Safety BC’s director compensation practices against comparable organizations was conducted in 2018. Based on that review, the Board approved adjustments to the quantum of meeting fees and annual retainers payable to the Board and committee members. The adjustments were effective as of April 1, 2019.

 

The following table shows Director compensation as of April 1, 2019. Compensation increased from April 1, 2018.

Fee 2019 ($) 2018 ($)
Annual retainer - Chair 46,500 42,200
Annual retainer – Finance and Audit Committee Chair 20,000 17,900
Annual retainer – Governance and Human Resources Committee Chair   20,000 17,900
Annual retainer – Strategic Advisory Committee Chair 18,000 17,900
Annual retainer – Directors 13,400 12,700
Board/Committee meetings fee 825 790
Maximum daily meeting fee 1,185 1,185
Teleconference of less than one hour 400 395

Directors' retainer and meeting fees

Total retainers and meeting fees earned by Directors in 2019 compared to 2018

Directors Retainer ($) Meeting
fees ($)
Total retainer/
fees 2019 ($)
Total retainer/
fees 2018 ($)
George Abbott (Board Chair) 45,425 18,800 64,225 57,210
Ian Banks (Committee Chair) 19,475 9,005 28,480 25,290
Karen Bazylewski 13,225 12,235 25,460 23,760
Jeremy Black 13,225 12,270 25,495 22,970
Judy Cavanagh 6,700 5,775 12,475 -
Neil Cumming 3,175 3,160 6,335 -
Brenda Eaton (Committee Chair) 17,975 7,355 25,330 25,010
David Guscott 13,225 10,655 23,880 17,425
Geordie Henderson (Committee Chair) 19,475 10,620 30,095 27,380
Ivan Limpright 6,700 5,775 12,475 -
Nancy Olewiler 13,225 12,270 25,495 17,425
Charles (Doug) Scott 3,175 3,160 6,335 22,970
Gail Stephens 13,225 12,270 25,495 21,375
Total 188,225 123,350 311,575 297,755
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