“Harry’s experience in leading teams and his background in finance will help further strengthen the Fraser Health’s work in realizing its mandate to improve public health-care delivery for a diverse patient population,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Harry’s significant leadership skills and expertise in financial and operational oversight will help ensure a seamless transition for the board.”
Sadhra replaces outgoing member John Bethel, who has served on the board for nearly six years.
Bethel joined Fraser Health’s board in 2013 and has decided to step down from his role to focus on other commitments, including his work with government.
“I want to thank John for his service to Fraser Health, where he brought years of experience from his time in the Ministry of Health and then the private sector. He has done an excellent job during his tenure on the Fraser Health board. I have valued our relationship since becoming health minister, and look forward to continuing to work together on many projects related to improving health care,” Dix said.
Health authority board of directors help ensure that British Columbians receive the best possible care in an efficient, well-managed public health-care system. Boards are responsible for the governance and management of health services in the province. They work with health-authority leadership to establish the organization’s overall vision and ensure there is appropriate community consultation. Boards also regularly review the organization’s long-term plans, significant issues affecting the organization and evaluate results.
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Biography of new Fraser Health board member Harinder (Harry) Singh Sadhra
Harinder (Harry) Singh Sadhra: Harry Sadhra is the regional chief operating officer with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Financial Group. He is an executive with experience leading teams in sales, operations, human resources, finance, marketing, philanthropy and communications. At RBC Financial, Sadhra has held various positions, including retail banking senior sales management, senior human resources director, senior advisor effectiveness and strategy and head finance. Active in his community, he is currently a RBC executive leader: Mosaic (Diversity) / Next Gen / Aboriginal. Previously, he served as ad hoc advisory for Ascend Canada and as a board member for the South Asian Advisory Council and Consortium. Sadhra holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Simon Fraser University.