February 28, 2020 – Canadian recruitment firm PFM Executive Search has placed the new president and chief executive officer of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in British Columbia.
Benoit Morin, a senior executive leader with more than 20 years’ experience working in health care, academia and research, replaces Carl Roy, who retired earlier this month after more than 40 years with the authority.
“It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Benoit Morin as he takes his place at the helm of the PHSA,” said health minister Adrian Dix. “Mr. Morin’s depth of experience and the strong leadership roles he demonstrated during his time with the Montreal West Island health care system and the Canadian Institute for Health Research make him well-prepared to continue the legacy of innovation that the Provincial Health Services Authority is known for.”
Mr. Morin’s leadership experience includes several years spent transforming the Montreal West Island health care system as president and CEO and contributing to the overarching Quebec-based 2015-2018 health care reform. He also played a significant role in shaping the transformation-focused mandates of other health care-related organizations, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Toronto University Health Network, and created a new, proactive research support management model while serving with Concordia University.
A Humanist Leader
Mr. Morin holds an executive MBA from Queen’s University and a doctorate in health ethics and law from the University of Toronto. He also has a CPA designation and is trained in mindful leadership.
Mr. Morin is frequently described as a humanist leader with talent for building strong, highly engaged teams, said PHSA. “While new to B.C., he is experienced in navigating the challenges related to health care administration, including transformation, consolidation and service integration, and creating space for innovation through both technology and authentic human connection,” the authority said.
“In Benoit Morin, we are confident we have found a leader who exemplifies the values of PHSA, including respect, compassion, innovation, partnerships and serving with purpose,” said Tim Manning, PHSA’s board chair. “Benoit is recognized as a highly effective relationship-builder, one who can collaborate with multiple stakeholders and achieve meaningful, lasting outcomes.”
“These talents, paired with Benoit’s considerable experience across leadership, operations and research, his stellar communication skills, and his past successes in improving patient care pathways, will be tremendous assets as PHSA takes on an increasingly significant role in working with the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authorities to create a more seamless system of care for all British Columbians,” said Mr. Manning.
The Provincial Health Services Authority plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty health care services across British Columbia, working with the five regional health authorities, First Nations Health Authority and the Ministry of Health to deliver province-wide solutions to improve the health of British Columbians.
PFM Executive Search, based in Vancouver, serves a wide range of industries, working with private, public and not-for-profit organizations to fill senior-level executive positions. The firm is known for its extensive work within the healthcare sector for the past 27-years. PFM has recruited senior leaders to major hospitals and healthcare authorities and has worked closely and collaboratively with boards and committees within Canadian healthcare. PFM said it takes pride in creating fair, open and transparent search processes within the sector as well as ensuring a focus on inclusivity and diversity in its acclaimed search methodology.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media