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Technical Safety Reception Area

The executive team

Our executive team is responsible for the sustainable operation and growth of Technical Safety BC.


Derek E. Patterson

Title: Vice President, Regulatory Leadership and Corporate Secretary
Location: Vancouver, BC

Derek actively supports individuals and initiatives that improve technical safety in BC. His extensive professional experience underpins a principled, comprehensive and astute capacity for strategy and problem solving. He is courageous in his leadership of peers and reports alike, respectfully challenging and empowering individuals in their contributions to the organization.

Derek is highly experienced in the practice of regulatory law and change management, having served as chief legal, risk and compliance advisor, and corporate secretary to senior leadership teams and Boards of both public companies and Crown corporations.

Prior to joining Technical Safety BC, Derek held senior positions with a number of organizations, including the Insurance Corporation of BC and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Derek holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, as well as ICD.D and CPHR designations. He is called to the bar in both Ontario and British Columbia.

The executive team

Download the 2019 Annual Report

Read the full Annual Report 2019

for further details of Technical Safety BC’s activities and achievements in 2019, the Management Discussion and Analysis, and Independent Auditor’s Report