Our Leadership


 
Board Members

Ed Clark
Board Chair, Canada HealthLabs

Ed Clark retired as Group President and CEO of TD Bank Group on November 1, 2014 after 14 years a CEO. Following TD's acquisition of Canada Trust Financial Services in February of 2000, Ed joined TD Bank Group as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TD Canada Trust. In this role he oversaw the successful integration of the TD and Canada Trust banking operations. He then served as President and Chief Operating Officer starting in July 2000. Before joining TD, Ed was President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Trust Financial Services. In 1985, he joined Merrill Lynch, and three years later Ed was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Financial Corporation, a position he held until he joined Canada Trust Financial Services Inc. in 1991.

In 2010, Ed was named Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year. In 2012 and 2013, Ed was named to Barron's prestigious annual list of the World's 30 Best CEOs. Canadian Business awarded Ed CEO of the Year in 2013, and in 2014, American Banker named Ed a Lifetime Achievement Honoree. In 2014 the Harvard Business Review named Ed to The 100 Top Performing CEOs in the World. Most recently, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame for his "outstanding professional achievements and enduring contributions to Canadian society."

Janet M. Davidson - O.C., BScN, MHSA, LLD (Hon)

Janet Davidson works in health care consulting with a focus on strategy, organization management and design, and governance. Formerly, she served as Deputy Minister of Health for Alberta. Janet has over 40 years of experience in healthcare in the government, voluntary and hospital/community sectors in a number of Canadian jurisdictions and internationally. She is a former CEO of Toronto East General Hospital and Trillium Health Centre in Ontario, COO of Vancouver Coastal Health in BC, COO of Capital Health in Alberta, and Interim CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. She also served as a memer of KPMG's Global Health Care team. Janet currently holds the positions of Chair of the Board of the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Canada's New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization. She is a Senior Fellow with the CD Howe Institute and sits on their health policy council.

Janet received a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Windsor and a Master's in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Allan MacDonald

Allan MacDonald is The Chief Executive Officer of the Bragg Group of Companies in Oxford, Nova Scotia.

Allan has been an advisor to both business and Government on a number of consumer, retail, logistics and sourcing initiatives. Most recently, he has served as the COVID-19 Pandemic Chief Procurement Advisor to the Province of Ontario, in addition to leading the Province's Central Task Force for Sourcing and Procurement through the pandemic.

Having spent the past 11 years at Canadian Tire, as EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Allan oversaw Canadian Tire Corporation's rise to Canada's Most Respected Brand in 2019.

Over the course of his career, Allan has held senior roles at Bell Canada, Aliant Inc. and British Telecom.

Allan holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Acadia University, a Master's degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College in England, is a Board Member of the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation and a past Vice Chair of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Management Team

John Gilmour
CEO, Canada HealthLabs

John Gilmour is Canada HealthLabs' CEO and leads a team of seasoned laboratory and health care operators. John has more than 30 years' experience in Board and Executive-level health care with major North American hospitals and health systems. He is an entrepreneur who has started, grown, and divested health care operating companies.

His primary experience is in laboratories. He has helped optimize and reconfigure more than 1,000 laboratories of all types in North America, with a primary focus on clinical testing laboratories. He has collaborated with several of North America's most prestigious academic health science centre laboratories and major private sector testing providers. John will lead the private sector management team of CHL to expand research testing and make it available to Canadian industry.