Central East LHIN welcomes new Board Chair Louis O’Brien of Peterborough

The Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) is pleased to announce that Mr. Louis O’Brien has been appointed, through an Order in Council from the Lieutenant Governor, as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Central East LHIN effective October 4, 2016.

Mr. O’Brien will now serve a three-year term, leading the Board and the LHIN in its continuing mission of leading the advancement of an integrated sustainable health care system that ensures better health, better care and better value.

A resident of Peterborough, Mr. O’Brien was on the Board of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (June 2012 – September 2016) and most recently served as the Chair of the hospital’s Stewardship and Audit Committee. A francophone, his health care governance background also includes serving as Chair of the Board of the former Sisters of Charity of Ottawa (SCO) Health Services (now the Bruyère Continuing Care group) in Ottawa.

With a Bachelor of Engineering degree, an MBA from Queen’s University, and the ICD.D accreditation from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Mr. O’Brien’s corporate background includes senior roles at Canada Post Corporation (CPC) including Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer from 2009 – 2011, Senior Vice President and President of the Parcels Division from 2006 – 2009 and Vice President of Business Transformation and Sourcing Management from 2003 – 2005. His career at CPC began in 1992 after previously serving as VP Corporate Planning for a group of Irving companies based in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Currently a member of the Audit Committee for Canada Border Services Agency, Mr. O’Brien has served on a number of industry boards including Waste Diversion Ontario, SCI Logistics and Purolator Courier Ltd.

“I want to thank Louis O’Brien for taking on this new important leadership role in his LHIN’s health system. I look forward to working with him as Ontario’s health care system transforms to become more integrated and patient-focused.” – Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“I am honoured to have been appointed as the Chair of the Central East LHIN Board of Directors. My role will be to ensure that we continue to advance integrated systems of care to help local residents live healthier at home. Working with health service providers, physicians, nurses, community leaders and other organizations, the LHIN continues to ensure that the health care system is effectively managed.” – Louis O’Brien, Chair, Central East LHIN Board of Directors


  • The role of the LHIN Board of Directors is to oversee, advise on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of the LHIN.
  • Directors are appointed by an Order-in-Council through a process administered by the Public Appointment Secretariat for a term of up to three years, and may be appointed for one further term.
  • The Chair and the Directors are appointed based on their expertise, experience, leadership skills and the needs of each LHIN. They must also demonstrate an understanding of local health issues, needs and priorities

Please visit the Central East LHIN website – www.centraleastlhin.on.ca and click on “Board and Governance” to learn more about the Central East LHIN Board of Directors.

Source: http://www.centraleastlhin.on.ca/newsandevents/Press%20Releases.aspx