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CEO Recruitment

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Marilyn Emery, Women's College Hospital's current President and CEO, announced that she will be retiring at the end of the year. Therefore, the Board of Directors of Women's College Hospital (WCH) is conducting a search to find the hospital's next Chief Executive Officer. 

The firm of Odgers Berndtson has been engaged to assist with this process. This recruiting process will include broad consultation and community engagement including external stakeholders and WCH's patients, staff, clinicians, researchers, volunteers and Foundation.

This page will be continually updated as more news and information is available.

Wendy Cukier Signature

Wendy Cukier,
MA, MBA, PhD, DU (hon) LLD (hon) M.S.C.
Chair, Board of Directors


Update #5  February 21, 2019
Heather McPherson Appointed President & CEO of Women’s College Hospital

Wendy Cukier, Chair of the Board of Directors of Women’s College Hospital and Chair of the CEO Selection Committee, is pleased to announce that Heather McPherson has been appointed as the hospital’s new President & CEO, effective April 1.... Read More

Update #4 – November 7, 2018
Preliminary Review of Candidates

In the coming months, we will begin meeting with qualified candidates and reviewing additional expressions of interest that come in... Read More

Update #3 – August 7, 2018
CEO Search Public Consultations

As part of the CEO search process, internal and external partners and stakeholders of WCH are invited to participate in a confidential survey... Read More 

Update #2 – July 26, 2018
Executive Search Firm Announced

The Board of Directors of Women's College Hospital (WCH) has engaged the firm of Odgers Berndtson to assist with conducting a search to find the hospital's next Chief Executive Officer…Read More

Update #1 - March 20, 2018
WCH CEO Retirement Announcement

After 11 years of transformative leadership at Women’s College Hospital, our President and CEO, Marilyn Emery, will be retiring at the end of December 2018. Marilyn has enjoyed a long and distinguished... Read More



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Contact Information

If you have any questions or feedback about this CEO search process, please contact Penny Mirams or Hayley Becker at Odgers Berndtson at 416 366 1990
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