Our people

Our People

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC staff is made up of highly motivated safety professionals supported by team members with occupational health and safety experience. The team is dedicated to working with industry to reduce injuries and make BC workplaces the safest in Canada.

Lisa McGuire

Chief Executive Officer

Founder and CEO, Lisa McGuire oversees all management, governance, and strategic direction of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC, the not-for-profit health and safety association for BC manufacturers and food processors. Under Lisa’s leadership, the organization more than doubled membership while growing a multi-layer infrastructure under a 14-director Policy Board.

Lisa is also the organizational founder of the BC Safety Charter, whose vision is to engage BC senior executives to create a culture of safety and well-being to make our province the safest place to live and work in Canada. The BC Safety Charter transitioned into an independent society, The Executive Health & Safety Council of BC, in 2020. Other important accomplishments include leading the development of a National Health & Safety Audit Standard and ongoing work to establish a national health and safety professional certification program in manufacturing.

Lisa’s educational background includes an Agricultural Science education through the University of Saskatchewan and UBC. She is also a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and a certified Director (ICD.D) through the Institute of Corporate Directors-Rotman, Directors Education Program.

Wayne Arondus

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC, Wayne is an experienced leader in all areas of operations, manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain. A proven sales and marketing leader, Wayne has led multiple businesses serving the manufacturing, retail, and wholesale channels.

A teacher, mentor, and community supporter, Wayne is a member of the Canadian Mental Health Association board of directors and an instructor in the BCIT Operations Management Degree program. Past Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Canada board of directors, Wayne also served on the board of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and was a member of the 8th Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference of Canada.


Our Team of Safety Advisors

Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC safety advisors and specialists are on call to offer the confidential and specialized health and safety advice. They can provide you with consultation and support to help you reach compliance or improve the systems that keep your team safe.

Meet our team of safety advisors »