Board of Directors announcement

Chris Clark elected Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Chris ClarkThe Board of Directors of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Chris Clark as Chair, effective at the end of June 2012.

Chris Clark has served on the Partnership’s Board since the organization’s creation in 2007 and has been a member of the executive committee since that time. Since 2009 he has served as the Chair of the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and most recently as the chair of the CEO search committee. His interest in the Partnership is the result of a personal connection: he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in May 2006. Since retiring from his position as Chief Executive Officer and Canadian Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a role he held from 2005 to 2011, he has welcomed the opportunity to play a greater leadership role in the Partnership’s governance.

Chris Clark will take over the role of Chair from Dr. Simon Sutcliffe who has served in this position since June 2009 and before that as Vice Chair. Dr. Sutcliffe was extensively involved in the development of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control which led to the creation of the Partnership, and as Chair he led the organization through the successful conclusion of its first mandate.

The Partnership wishes Dr. Sutcliffe all the best in the future and welcomes Chris Clark as Chair of the Board.