Technical Safety BC appoints two new directors

Technical Safety BC is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2018, each for a three-year term.

David Guscott is an experienced and accredited board member having served on eight boards in BC and Ontario. He recently retired as president and CEO of E-Comm911 where he worked with municipalities, fire, police, and ambulance across BC to grow E-Comm to become the largest 9-1-1 emergency call centre in Canada, driven by a strong vision for service and accountability. David came to BC in 2006 to join VANOC where he was Executive Vice-President for Celebrations and Partnerships for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He was Deputy Minister of three ministries in Ontario including Transportation, Labour, and Communications. He brings to the board extensive experience in developing partnerships with municipalities; a strong technical background in public safety, transportation, and environmental management; as well as broad board experience. David has a Masters of Public Administration from Queen’s University and lives in Vernon, BC.

Nancy Olewiler is an economist and Professor in the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University. Her PhD is in economics from the University of British Columbia. Nancy’s areas of research focus on public policy, including energy and climate policy, regulation and risk, and transportation. She has published in academic journals, edited books, provided reports for governments, and has written two widely used textbooks. She was Managing Editor of Canadian Public Policy (1990-95). Nancy has served on the Board of Directors of BC Hydro, Powertech, and TransLink, is on Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, is a member of the Climate Solutions Clean Growth Council for BC, and is Chair of the Macroeconomic Accounts Advisory Committee for Statistics Canada.

Technical Safety BC would like to thank outgoing directors Alison Narod and Hugh Gordon for their contributions to safety and good governance.

To find out more about Technical Safety BC’s Board of Directors, please visit:

Technical Safety BC is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.


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