MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — McKesson Canada on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dianne Carmichael as president Payor Markets and Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, effective immediately. Reporting to Domenic Pilla, McKesson Canada’s CEO, Carmichael will be responsible for developing and executing on McKesson Canada’s payor market strategy, and identifying how to create and deliver value to patients, providers and insurers.
In this role, Carmichael will also oversee McKesson’s overall corporate strategy and M&A activities in Canada.
“Dianne is an innovative and inspired leader with over 25 years of executive management experience and a proven track record of building and growing businesses,” Pilla said. “I am confident she will provide a valuable perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing health care in Canada and help position the organization for long-term success.”
Carmichael has held various senior roles within the consumer packaged goods, technology, financial services and health care industries. As chairman and CEO Worldsource Wealth Management at publicly traded Guardian Capital, she created and built an $8 billion pension, wealth and mutual management company. She went on to help build and lead a number of innovative organizations with an international footprint, including Best Doctors, an employee benefits company that covers 40 million people worldwide, including 6 million Canadians, UHN Solutions at University Health Network and Health Innovation & Ventures at MaRS.
Most recently she was the chief health tech advisor at the Council of Canadian Innovators.
Carmichael is a founding board member of Patients Canada and sits on the board of the Centre for the Commercialization of Regenerative Medicines. She has received many awards including Top 20 Business Women in Canada, Top 100 Business Leaders in Canada, Canadian Women Transforming Health Care and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.