Feb 26, 2020

Benoit Morin – President & Chief Executive Officer for the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is delighted to announce the appointment of Benoit Morin as the Provincial Health Services Authority’s (PHSA) new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 3, 2020.

Benoit is a senior executive leader with more than 20 years’ experience working in health care, academia and research. He brings with him a rich and diverse formal education: He holds an executive MBA from Queen’s University and a Ph.D. in health ethics and law from the University of Toronto, has a CPA designation (Certified Professional Accountant) and is trained in mindful leadership.

Benoit’s leadership experience includes several years spent transforming the Montreal West Island health care system as President & 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.

Benoit is frequently described as a humanist leader with talent for building strong, highly engaged teams. 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.

Benoit replaces outgoing PHSA President & CEO Carl Roy, who retires on February 7, 2020, after more than 40 years of service to the health care communities in B.C., Alberta and Ontario.

The Provincial Health Services Authority plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty health care services across BC, working with the five regional health authorities, First Nations Health Authority and the Ministry of Health to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians.

PFM Executive Search is recognized as one of Canada’s premier executive search leaders and 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 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.