South West LHIN welcomes new board member

NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2018

London, ON – Andrew Chunilall, Acting Board Chair of the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Allan Mackay to the Board of Directors. The three-year Order in Council (OIC) appointment was made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and endorsed by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek on March 21, 2018.

Allan Mackay is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) from Kincardine, where he has operated a public accounting practice since 1984. He is also the former owner and president of the Ainsdale Golf Course from 1986 to 2017. Since 2005, he has been a partner of the Somerhill Golf Club. He began his career as a controller with Lummus Canada Inc., where he worked from 1974 to 1990, and farmed during this period too.

Allan has been very active in his community. He was the treasurer of the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. He is currently the treasurer of the Ripley Wolves Senior A Hockey Club for almost 20 years and was a minor hockey manager. He also served on the Complaints Committee and the Appeals Committee for Certified Management Accountants Ontario between 2000 and 2014 and continues to serve on the Appeals Committee of CPA Ontario since 2015. Between 1991 and 1993, he was a Bluewater Board of Education Trustee, serving on several committees.

 

QUOTES

“We are pleased to round out our 12-member Board of Directors with Allan Mackay. Engagement, integration and collaboration are fundamental to the Board’s work and I am convinced the broad professional and community experience of Allan will enrich our conversations. We need to reach out and break down silos constantly if we are to build a cohesive system that provide the right patient care for the communities of the South West LHIN." 
Andrew Chunilall, Acting Board Chair, South West LHIN

“I have always been very active in my community and look forward to sharing my accounting, recreation and education experience with the South West LHIN. I have looked at my own community through many different lenses and look forward to making those essential connections that will help deliver better care in our local communities." 
Allan Mackay, Director, South West LHIN

QUICK FACTS

  • Directors are appointed by Order in Council for a term of one to three years, subject to a two-term maximum.
  • The LHIN Board is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors, the maximum number prescribed by the Patients First Act.
  • Board directors, including the Chair, are assessed and selected based on their skills, abilities, and the needs of the LHIN Board. Directors must possess relevant expertise, experience, and leadership skills and have an understanding of local health issues and priorities.
  • Board members represent the entire LHIN geography, however, they must also bring sound knowledge of the needs in their specific communities.
  • The Chair is accountable to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its results in terms of goals and performance of the local health system.
  • More information about the South West LHIN, including a complete listing of Board Members and a schedule of future board meetings, can be found at southwestlhin.on.ca. Find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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CONTACT

Dan Brennan
Director, Communications
519-640-2604