Our executive management team is accountable to the Canadian Blood Services board of directors and responsible for ensuring we operate within the policy and strategy framework approved by the board.
Members of our board of directors are appointed by the provincial and territorial ministers of health. The board is responsible for the organization’s governance, overall affairs, strategic plan, budget and reporting on Canadian Blood Services’ performance to the corporate members.
Our executive management team has 10 senior members: nine vice-presidents and our CEO. The CEO is the most senior executive—accountable to our board of directors and responsible for ensuring we operate within the policy and strategy framework approved by the board.
Our Board Members
Our board of directors consists of 13 directors who are elected by Canada’s provincial and territorial Ministers of Health, except Québec. The role of the board is to broadly oversee Canadian Blood Services’ management and direction.
Graham has been with Canadian Blood Services since it began operations in September 1998. He first served as vice-president of medical, scientific and clinical management, and was appointed CEO in June 2001.
Yasmin joined Canadian Blood Services in 2021 as our first chief diversity officer. She works closely with other senior leaders, employees, and stakeholders to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with intentionality, across our organization and within the broader health landscape.
Richard provides leadership and direction to the Information Technology (IT) division. IT is a critical enabler necessary for Canadian Blood Services to deliver its products and services safely and efficiently.
Under Ron’s leadership, the Public Affairs division’s work focuses on creating a favourable environment for Canadian Blood Services to achieve its business strategy and deliver on its promise to Canadians.
Appointed by the provincial and territorial ministers of health, the board includes:
a chair of the board
four regional nominees
six nominees from the medical, scientific, technical, business and public health sectors
two nominees with relevant consumer experience
The board meets at least six times per year; two of those meetings are open to the public.
Each board director serves for a term of four years.
The CEO provides advice and counsel to the board of directors on all organizational matters and leads our management, staff and volunteer teams.