Speaker Bio:
Lieutenant Graham Scott



Speaking Topics:

Cold War Era, Domestic Service

Graham Scott is President of Graham Scott Strategies Inc. He has extensive experience in public policy, governance and in the assessment of boards and management teams with a particular emphasis on health care.


Mr. Scott is, Chair of the Board of the UNTDA (University Naval Training Divisions Association). He is Chair of the Nominations Committee of The Atlantic Salmon Federation, and Chair of the Governance Committee of Rothesay Netherwood School. He has served as past Chair of the Institute for Research on Public Policy, of Canada Health Infoway, the Canadian Institute of Health Information and the Public Policy Forum.


Mr. Scott represents health and government clients in matters of governance, management and accountability and has been involved in the amalgamation, restructuring and governance processes of more than 40 hospitals primarily working with Maureen Quigley and Associates Inc. He serves as a mediator/facilitator between hospitals, hospital Foundations and physicians and does confidential assessments of non-profit and profit-based Boards and management teams.


In 2001-2002, Mr. Scott served as Interim President and CEO of Cancer Care Ontario. In 2003, he was appointed Supervisor of the Sudbury Regional Hospital. With Maureen Quigley he prepared the Report on Hospital Governance and Accountability in Ontario, for the OHA. He was appointed in 2004 by the Ontario Government to carry out an Assessment  under the HPPA of the Muskoka Parry Sound Board of Health. In 2006-7 he served as independent Chair of the AHSC-AFP Task Force for the Physician’s Services Committee. In 2008 he was appointed as Investigator and subsequently Supervisor of the Kingston General Hospital and in 2009 as Supervisor of Quinte Health Care. In 2012 he was appointed as Lead Negotiator for the Ontario Government in seeking a Physicians Service Agreement. In 2015 he was appointed to do an Assessment under the HPPA of the Algoma Public Health.


He was Executive Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Robert Stanfield and held a number of posts in the Ontario Government including Assistant Deputy Attorney-General, Associate Secretary of Cabinet and Deputy Minister of Environment and Deputy Minister of Health.


Mr. Scott was a Partner at the law firm of McMillan LLP from 1984 until 2008 and served as Managing Partner from 2000-2006.


He served in the RCNR from 1960-1967.


In 2005, he was appointed to the Order of Canada, and is a recipient of Medals for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.


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