VICTORIA – WorkSafeBC, British Columbia’s safety regulator, has appointed two new members to its board.
Effective immediately, William Laird Cronk has been appointed as representative of the public interest and Anil Kumar Niranjan Singh has been appointed as representative of law or law enforcement. Both terms end on Dec. 31, 2025.
Cronk is a Red Seal electrician by trade and has worked in the marine, communication, commercial, industrial and residential sectors in B.C. for the past two decades.
He was the Vancouver Island representative for the BC Building Trades Council and also worked as an employment standards officer for the B.C. Ministry of Labour. From 2001 to 2018, he was the international representative with the First District Office of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), servicing IBEW local unions throughout B.C., Yukon territory and Alberta, a release said.
Cronk was also elected president of the B.C. Federation of Labour from 2018 to 2022.
Anil Kumar Niranjan Singh is a patrol sergeant in the Vancouver Police Department and over a 20-year career has completed assignments in the domestic violence, criminal harassment and elder abuse unit, and court and detention services. Singh has a master of science in social cognitive neuroscience from Middlesex University in London, England.
The Workers Compensation Act requires that the board includes representation from professionals from a range of relevant fields, including health care and rehabilitation, occupational health and safety, law or law enforcement and an actuary. Representation must also include workers, employers and the public interest, the release said.