Vice President, Operations & Safety Centre of Excellence, Energy Safety Canada
As Vice President of Operations & Safety Centre of Excellence for Energy Safety Canada, Paula provides strategic leadership to the development of safety programs, training and initiatives to reduce injury and illness in the Canadian oil & gas industry. Prior to joining Energy Safety Canada in 2007, Paula gained valuable experience in the in the areas of human resources and environmental health & safety working in the oil and gas, construction and utilities sectors. Paula holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the Has Kayne School of Business. She also holds certificates in occupational health & safety from the University of Alberta and project management from SAIT. Throughout her career, Paula holds the following professional designations; Chartered Professional in Human Resources Professional (CPHR), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and Institute of Corporate Directors Designation (ICD.D). Paula serves on the Board of Directors for the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada and Safe Gen. She is Co-Founder and Inaugural Chairperson of the Women in Occupational Health & Safety Society, an organization with the mission to foster the advancement of women working in health and safety in Canada and has served as a Governor on the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.