Holly Elke

Senior QHSE Advisor, SH&E System Solutions Inc.

Holly Elke has been involved in the Health and Safety profession, and the related disciplines of quality, environment and human resources, for over 30 years. She is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CQM/OE – ASQ).

Ms. Elke is the current President and Owner of SH&E System Solutions Inc., a consulting firm which provides development, implementation and evaluation services in the areas of Safety, Environment, Quality and Human Resource Management. Local, national and international based organizations in a wide variety of industries such as forestry, manufacturing, healthcare, petroleum and chemical have engaged this firm in the past 10 years.

Holly began her career as an EHS Advisor to the medical laboratories in Alberta and the northern region managed by the Healthcare centre in Churchill Manitoba. As part of her portfolio, she was required to adapt and apply the then rapidly changing OHS/Environment regulations and industry driven quality standards to unusual and culturally diverse work environments. This propelled her into a safety/quality consulting role with PAHO/WHO at the regional office in Trinidad & Tobago; this location provided support to over 21 countries in the Caribbean and South America. This role provided front line experience in performing risk and disaster management with minimal resources, developing and conducting specialized audit programs, and employing effective adult training techniques.

Upon returning to Canada, Ms. Elke progressed through a variety of supervisory, management and director positions in the industries now serviced by her consulting firm. She continues to share her experiences in her areas of practice through authored papers and articles in industry magazines and as a presenter at local, national and international conferences.  The opportunity to participate in the development and evolution of a society which promotes open sharing of female experiences and knowledge so those at all stages of their professional development can grow has been both a personal and long-time career goal.  Holly is currently the Director of the Mentorship program for the Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society in Calgary, Alberta.