“The appointment of Janet Davidson is the result of a global search to attract the best and brightest to help solve one of the biggest issues on the planet,” said Mark Britnell, Chairman of KPMG’s Healthcare Practice. “Janet has committed her career to providing the highest quality of healthcare management and delivery both in Canada and around the world.”
Ms. Davidson is an internationally recognized leader in hospital administration having served as COO, University of Alberta Hospital, COO, Alberta Mental Health, President and COO, Toronto East General Hospital, COO Vancouver Costal Health Authority and Interim President and CEO, Kingston General Hospital. She began her healthcare career as a general duty nurse at Toronto East General Hospital.
“The role as Head of the Global Healthcare Center of Excellence offers a unique opportunity to deliver innovative healthcare solutions,” said Ms. Davidson. “The Canadian healthcare system is a reference point for many international jurisdictions seeking innovative solutions to their substantive issues. We have insights and best practices to share. At the same time we can also benefit from progress and programs elsewhere in the world.”
Ms. Davidson will provide senior executive leadership in the areas of health system design, patient experience, system integration, healthcare policy as well as mergers and acquisitions.
“The addition of Janet to KPMG’s Global Healthcare adds an internationally respected healthcare leader to our team. Janet has experience that is relevant to our member firm clients across North America and around the world” said Georgina Black, Partner, KPMG in Canada. “Internationally, providers, payers and patients are seeking breakthrough solutions to the global challenges of an aging population, chronic diseases, and economic constraints. Janet has the experience that can help create these breakthroughs.”
She was voted one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in both 2009 and 2010 and is a recipient of both the 125th Anniversary and Queen’s Jubilee Medals from the Government of Canada.
She is currently Honorary Vice President of the Canadian Red Cross and has served for 10 years in senior governance roles within the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement. She recently completed a four-year term as Vice Chair of the Standing Commission, its highest deliberative body.
Ms. Davidson holds degrees from the University of Windsor, BScN, and the University of Alberta, MHSA, as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Windsor.
About KPMG’s Global Healthcare Practice
Healthcare systems around the globe are facing more complex challenges than ever. KPMG’s healthcare practice is committed to providing long term support to our member firm clients as they tackle these challenges and seek to transform the way that healthcare is provided.
With deep industry experience, insight and technical support, KPMG firms are among the leaders in delivering a broad range of audit, tax and advisory services to meet the unique needs of healthcare policy-makers, providers and payers.
KPMG has more than 2900 dedicated professionals as part of its healthcare practice, with skills in strategy development, cost optimization, financial management, clinical performance improvement, market development, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, commercialization and organizational development. We have one of the largest, best equipped and most experienced healthcare advisory teams.
About KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 146 countries and have 140,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.