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.
Board member, Fiduciary Trust, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
Former member, Board of Directors; AccertaClaim Servicorp Inc. (Chair), North York General Hospital (Chair), North York General Hospital Foundation, WyCliffe College (U of T), Toronto Dominion Life Insurance Company (Chair), TD Reinsurance (Barbados), Ontario Blue Cross, Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada
Former COO, The Royal Conservatory of Music
Former General Manager, Core Banking, Insurance and Investments, President’s Choice Bank
Former Executive Chair and President, TD Life Group & Senior Vice President, TD Bank
Former President and CEO, Ontario Blue Cross
Former senior executive, MONY Life Insurance Company of Canada
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.