William Charnetski is an accomplished national and global executive who has worked in the highest levels of business, law and government; most recently as the Chief Health Innovation Strategist for the province of Ontario. He has a track record of leading transformational change, developing organizations, leading people to realize their potential, fostering internal and external partnerships and collaboration, and delivering results. He has spent more than 15 years working on integrated health solutions in Canada and around the world in the rapidly changing global pharmaceutical industry.
Prior to his role with the province of Ontario, Mr. Charnetski worked in the United Kingdom with AstraZeneca, where he led the global government affairs and public policy function and had responsibilities for corporate social responsibility and regional communications. His team delivered tangible business results while enhancing health outcomes in many places around the world. His work across the Canadian health care system has included building collaborative approaches to adopting innovative value-adding technologies across a variety of fields of study. In particular, he was an original member of the Advisory Council of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation at Western University and the Steering Committee of the Centre for the Advancement of Health Innovation (within the Conference Board of Canada), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton.