October 13, 2011
The Manitoba Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has announced the appointment of Winston Maharaj as President and CEO of the WCB. He will commence his duties in December, 2011. Maharaj will replace Doug Sexsmith, who will be retiring later this year after 10 years as President and CEO.
Maharaj was previously with the Healthcare Employees Benefit Plans Manitoba (HEB) where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2011. In this role, he was responsible for strategic and operational planning for the organization as well as being the primary contact between HEB operations and the Board of Trustees.
“I’m excited to be joining an organization that plays such a vital role in helping injured workers and preventing workplace injuries, while at the same time, placing a high value on good management and service excellence,” Maharaj said.
Maharaj has extensive experience in the public sector having held a number of positions with the Manitoba Government and the Government of Ontario. His experience ranges from an analyst with the Treasury Board Secretariat to an Assistant Deputy Minister – Health Workforce. He has extensive experience providing direction and oversight related to medical labour relations, insured benefits and health human resource planning for the province.
Maharaj holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration, a Bachelors of Commerce Degree as well as Certificates in Pension Plan Administration and Global Benefits Management.