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Murray Glendining is a highly respected health-care leader with extensive experience in the public and private sectors. He has a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of partners and stakeholders including governments, communities and other health service providers to strengthen and advance patient care objectives. Murray has been instrumental in promoting the use of information technology in improving quality of patient care within the region and beyond.
Murray joined London Health Sciences Centre in June 2012 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services and Clinical Support, responsible for finance, diagnostic services, clinical and information technology, facilities management, business development and commercial operations, CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics), Connecting South West Ontario (cSWO) and decision support. He became LHSC's President and CEO in May 2014.
Prior to joining LHSC Murray spent 10 years at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, and for his last five years at HHS he was also Regional Chief Information Officer of the Niagara, Haldimand and Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) where he led the implementation of the provincial strategy for an electronic health record. As EVP at Hamilton Health Sciences, Murray oversaw extensive capital redevelopment and promoted the use of analytics and an ethical framework for resource allocation, gaining positive recognition by other health-care providers.
Murray holds a Bachelor of Commerce and began his career as a chartered accountant. He began applying his expertise in finance to the health sector in Alberta where he held increasing leadership roles at Foothills Provincial Hospital and then Calgary Regional Health Authority where he was Chief Financial Officer, before moving to Hamilton.
Murray is well respected in the areas of finance and research and has developed strong relationships at the provincial and federal government level. He has consulted extensively across North America with international consulting corporations, including working with a number of government agencies including the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Murray sits on several committees and boards, bringing a wealth of experience and proven results.