Top Women in Safety 2023 - Ashley Mckie
We are thrilled to share that Ashley Mckie, our Director of Safety, has been acknowledged as one of the Top Women in Safety for 2023 by Canadian Occupational Safety. Ashley's unwavering commitment to safety and personal development has been instrumental in fostering a safety-first culture within our organization. She has been an essential part of our team for nine years, during which she has consistently provided clear messaging, implemented structured safety systems, and expanded our safety programs as our company has grown.
Ashley's proactive, inclusive, calm, and patient approach to educating new employees and working with managers to implement new safety protocols has been crucial in our successful COR certification. She believes that safety should be simple and focus on ongoing improvement, which is evident in her work and contributions. Through her efforts, Ashley has created an environment that encourages emerging leaders within the department and the organization, promoting a culture of safety, accountability, and excellence.
As Director of Safety for all equipment dealerships and companies under Venturis Capital Corporation, including Hansler Industries and multiple regional dealerships across Canada and the US, Ashley's role has expanded substantially in recent years. Her responsibilities now encompass operations in over 60 branches across six provinces and 14 states, with more than 1,200 employees under her guidance. Despite the significant scope of her role, Ashley is consistently dedicated to providing her team with the necessary support to succeed.
Ashley's commitment to personal development is reflected in her impressive accomplishments, including earning both her CRSP and CHSC designations and active involvement in the safety community. She is the Chair of the Fraser Valley Chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and participates annually in the Threads for Life walk to support families impacted by workplace tragedies. Her significant contributions to the safety industry have earned her well-deserved recognition as a top safety leader within our organization and the broader industry.
We take safety very seriously at our organization, and Ashley has been pivotal in instilling a safety-first culture that emphasizes continuous improvement. Her colleagues recognize her as someone who genuinely cares about the safety, health, and well-being of everyone within the company and the customers they serve, cementing her reputation as a true leader in the industry.
We are incredibly proud to have Ashley as a member of our team and would like to congratulate her on this well-deserved honor as one of the Top Women in Safety for 2023. Her contributions to our organization and the safety industry have been invaluable.