Nicole S. Thunich
Senior Vice President, Safety and Quality
Nicole is Senior Vice President, Safety and Quality for Centuri Group, Inc. She oversees the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide safety and quality strategy in coordination with safety leadership within operating companies.
In her position, Nicole is focused on developing a common health and safety management system framework across all business units.
Nicole joined Centuri as Vice President, Safety and Quality in September 2017. This was a dual role with her Vice President, Safety, Quality, and Risk position at Centuri’s subsidiary NPL Canada Ltd. At NPL Canada, Nicole was responsible for consolidating safety resources across operating companies to leverage synergies in the continued strengthening of the health and safety management system. Nicole was promoted to Senior Vice President, Safety and Quality for Centuri in 2018. Before joining NPL Canada and Centuri, Nicole held leadership roles building risk management and health and safety roadmaps for performance improvement and safety culture development at several organizations, including PepsiCo, Armtec Infrastructure Inc., and most recently Progressive Waste Solutions.
Nicole received a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from Ottawa University. She serves on the National Safety Council’s Women’s Caucus, which focuses on promoting women in safety, and is a mentor in the Women in Leadership Association’s mentorship program. She currently holds a Canadian Risk Management Designation from the Global Risk Management Institute.