Stephanie Benay

Director, Safety, BC Hydro

Stephanie Benay, CRSP is an innovative and accomplished Health and Safety Executive who helps companies seize the future through realizing the hidden value of HSE, Quality, Risk Management, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Stephanie started her career in safety as a Safety Programs Coordinator with Canadian Airlines, eventually becoming the Chief Operations Officer for an international safety consulting company and then Director of QHSE, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, North America Central Services for an international EPCM. She is currently the Director, Safety at BC Hydro, leading a large team of multi-disciplinary experts.

With over 2 decades of expertise across industries, she has drastically improved staff performance and HS engagement enabling organizations to capture new levels of profitability. She is skilled in visualizing, formulating and launching change management strategies which produce consistently superior results and can deploy innovative methods to solve capital challenges. Stephanie is a dynamic relationship builder who can cut through the red tape, garner internal and external buy-in, and overcome obstacles to ensure success.

Stephanie has presented at national and international conferences, authored numerous industry magazine articles and has published technical papers internationally. Additionally, she is the Chair of the Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society, a Governor on the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals, and a podcast host. Most recently, she was recognized as one of the top ten global influencers in health and safety for 2020 and a Top Women in Safety Canada 2021. Stephanie exemplifies what it means to “be the change.”