Steve Barnett, CA
Steve completed his undergraduate degree at Washington State University, articled as a chartered accountant, and upon completing his CA, began a career in the financial side of school district administration. It culminated in 1994 when he was appointed assistant deputy minister of finance and administration in the B.C. Ministry of Education.
In 1996, Steve joined the Workers’ Compensation Board, serving as front-line manager of a claims office. Over the next few years, he moved into senior management and director roles. In 1999, he was appointed executive director of Compensation Services, taking on responsibility for claims operations province-wide. In 2002, Steve became executive director of rehabilitation and administration in the Compensation Services division, focusing on the external rehabilitation network and how it interacted with adjudication. In early 2004, he was appointed vice-president. One year later, Steve also became the assistant CFO of the newly renamed WorkSafeBC. In January 2008, he was named CFO, and was also responsible for overseeing the Claims Management Solutions project, implemented in 2009.
Steve is married with three step-daughters and five grandchildren, all of whom he enjoys spending time with. The odd game of golf is nice, too.