Mr. Graham Scott
Graham Scott is a President of Graham Scott Strategies Inc. and Partner Emeritus of McMillan LLP. He has extensive experience in public policy, governance and accountability in the voluntary sector and in the assessment of boards and management teams in both the voluntary and private sectors with a particular emphasis on health care policy and issues.
Following two years of law practice in Toronto, Graham served as Executive Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition for Canada from 1970 to 1976. In 1976 he joined the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General and in 1977 he became Assistant Deputy General, Courts Administration and Inspector of Legal Offices. In 1978 he became Associate Secretary of the Cabinet and in 1979 Deputy Minister of Environment where he served until late 1981 when he became Deputy Minister of Health. He joined McMillan Binch January 1984.
He has been involved in the amalgamation, restructuring and governance processes of more than 40 hospitals in Ontario, working with Maureen Quigley and Maureen Quigley and Associates Inc. In 2001‑2002, Graham served as Interim President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario. In February 2004, Graham and Maureen Quigley prepared the Report on Hospital Governance and Accountability in Ontario, commissioned by the Ontario Hospital Association with the support of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He has served as a Supervisor of three hospitals in Ontario during the period between 2003 and 2010 and in 2004 he was Assessor of the Muskoka-Parry Sound Board of Health. From 2005-2007 Graham served as Chair of the Academic Health Science Centres – Alternate funding Plan Task Force.
Graham serves as Chair of the Board of Canada Health Infoway, Chair of AllerGenNCE, (CIHI) and as Vice Chair of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Graham is a Director of the Ontario Institute for Research in Cancer, the Association of Faculities of Medicine of Canada, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Rothesay Netherwood School and the UNTD Association of Canada. Graham is a member of the Advisory Board of Sanofi Pasteur. He is a former Chairman of the Canadian Institute for Health Information and a former Chairman of the Public Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting greater collaboration between the public and private sectors, and past President and Director of the Friends of H.M.C.S. Haida.
In 2005, he was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his volunteer service.