Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Our Organization

The Workers Compensation Board of PEI (WCB) has been an integral part of the Island community since 1949. The WCB supports all Island workplaces through education and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act). Over 80,000 workers and over 6,500 (2022) employers are protected through the fair and effective administration of the Workers Compensation Act.

The work we do is governed by our Board of Directors, and guided by our mission, vision and values.

2021 Annual Report

The Board of Directors delegates responsibility for WCB operations to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) including the administration of WCB programs and the management of our people and resources.

WCB Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl Paynter Cheryl Paynter, CPA.CA, ICD.D
Cheryl has been the CEO of the Workers Compensation Board of PEI since June of 2019. She joined Provincial government in 2011 as CEO of the Province of PEI’s economic development Crown agency, Innovation PEI. She transitioned to be CEO of both Innovation PEI and Tourism PEI in 2016 and, later, CEO of Tourism PEI. She has worked extensively in private industry in the public accounting sector and in varying levels of management of financial, operational and sales roles in the hospitality sector.

Cheryl sits on the Executive Board of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) as Prince Edward Island’s representative. She currently is the Board Chair of the PEI Marathon and serves on the Executive Committee of the Community Foundation of PEI. She is on the organizing committee of the 100 Women Who Care, Charlottetown chapter and the PEI Provincial Chapter of the ICD. Cheryl is a graduate of the 2015 Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC) and co-chaired the 2022 Prince Edward Island study tour organizing committee. She is past president and honorary life member of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, past Audit & Environment Chair and board member with Maritime Electric Co. Ltd., past Governor of Atlantic Canada Economic Council, and past board member of various industry and community, professional and minor sporting groups.

She lives in Charlottetown with her husband Steven.

WCB Senior Leadership Team

WCB Board of Directors

Back row: Stephen Carpenter (Senior Legal Advisor), Barbara Groome Wynne (Director, Corporate and HR), Norman MacDonald (Chief Financial Officer), Kate Marshall (Director, Claims and Compensation), Danny Miller (Director, Occupational Health and Safety) Front row: Audrey MacPhail (Executive Corporate Secretary), Cheryl Paynter (Chief Executive Officer), Darren MacDonald (Chief Information Officer)

Click here to learn more about our organization and the WCB’s structure. If you are interested in joining the WCB team, please see our career opportunities for possible openings.

If you have any questions about who we are or the work that we do, please contact us.