OTTAWA – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for Health Information is pleased to announce that after a thorough search and interview process, David O’Toole (pictured) has been selected as the new president and CEO of CIHI, effective May 12, 2014.
Mr. O’Toole has had a long and distinguished career in the Ontario public sector. He is currently deputy minister, Ministry of Natural Resources, but he began his career in healthcare, working in both the public and private sectors. For six years, he was the senior project director for the Ontario Drug Benefit Program and executive assistant/policy advisor to the Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health.
He has also held positions as the deputy minister, Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and assistant deputy minister, Cabinet Office (economic and environment portfolios).
“We believe that Mr. O’Toole’s experience and leadership will be an asset to CIHI,” said Dr. Brian Postl, chair of the Board at CIHI. “His proven track record and public service experience will help us as we continue our mandate of providing comprehensive, comparable and actionable data on the health system.”
Mr. O’Toole is a graduate of Queen’s University and the Executive Program of the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He serves as commissioner, Ontario Public Service Commission, and is a member of the Executive Development Committee, Ontario Public Service.
CIHI collects and analyzes information on health and healthcare in Canada and makes it publicly available. Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial government created CIHI as a not-for-profit, independent organization dedicated to forging a common approach to Canadian health information. CIHI’s goal is to provide timely, accurate and comparable health information. CIHI’s data and reports inform health policies, support the effective delivery of health services and raise awareness about the factors that contribute to good health and healthcare.