Appointment of Interim CEO 

Announcement sent on behalf of Andrew Chunilall, Acting Board Chair, South West LHIN

November 30, 2018- On behalf of the South West LHIN Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Renato Discenza as the Interim CEO of the South West LHIN. Renato will join the South West LHIN on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Renato is an experienced senior level executive with over 30 years of successful leadership in public and private sector enterprises, including Executive Vice President, Strategy and Innovation at Hamilton Health Sciences, President & CEO at Invest Toronto, Senior Vice President, IT Delivery at Infrastructure Ontario and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales at Bell Canada.

The Board was impressed with Renato’s dynamic leadership style and strong approach to innovation, which the Board views as fundamental to the vision of transforming the health care system. In this regard, the Board is confident that Renato embodies the values of the LHIN, and will lead the implementation of the Integrated Health Services Plan – Action for Impact.

While Renato is being appointed on an interim basis, the Board is confident in the ongoing, strong leadership that will be provided, and will continue to work with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, LHIN and local colleagues to transform the health care system and improve the patient experience.

The Board would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ron Sapsford for his strong leadership, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Please extend a warm welcome to Renato, who is looking forward to work with all of you to improve the patient experience in the South West LHIN.