Leadership Team

William MacLeod 2014

Bill MacLeod
Chief Executive Officer

William (Bill) MacLeod joined the Mississauga Halton LHIN in 2007 as Chief Executive Officer.  He has enjoyed a distinguished career as a health service executive in many roles and capacities. The majority of his career has been devoted to a number of hospital CEO roles including developmental roles at one of Canada's largest academic health science centres, Hamilton Health Sciences.

Mr. MacLeod trained at the University of Toronto Health Administration program where he received the Robert Wood Johnson Award as the student most likely to make a noteworthy contribution in the field of Health Services Administration.

In 1985 he was chosen as the CEO of Peel Memorial Hospital in Brampton where he successfully introduced Program Management and Continuous Quality Improvement methodologies to health care.

In 1990 Mr. MacLeod was selected as the CEO to lead Women's College Hospital where he brought about financial health, increased quality and led the Hospital through a strategic planning process which resulted in the creation of the Women's Health Research Institute, a joint institute with the University of Toronto.

In 1997 Mr. MacLeod left Women's College to pursue opportunities in private sector health care services. After a short stint as President of Health Link Communications, he was soon drawn back to hospital care to take on the role of President of Toronto East General Hospital, then as CEO of St. Michael's where he guided St. Michael's through the acquisition of the Wellesley Hospital's resulting in the successful closure of the Wellesley Hospital.

Mr. MacLeod was appointed Supervisor at Hamilton Health Sciences by the Minister of Health and subsequently became President.In 2001, Mr. MacLeod was asked to take responsibility securing MOHLTC approval for the Hospital's new $400 million multi-site redevelopment plan. 

In his activities outside of the hospital, Mr. MacLeod has played leadership roles with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, Canadian Healthcare Association, Ontario Hospital Association, the Ontario Chartered Quality Institute Network, Council of Ontario Research Directors, and the Young Presidents Organization. He has also led the United Way Health Sector Campaign (2 years in Toronto and 2 years in Hamilton).

In his personal time he loves to golf and travel, most preferably with his wife Linda, and to spend time with his three children Andrew, Collin and Magenta.

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Liane Fernandes
Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Director, Health System Development

Liane Fernandes has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in health care.  Prior to joining the Mississauga Halton LHIN in July 2011, Liane held the position of Interim Senior Director with the LHIN Collaborative (LHINC) in Toronto where she worked closely with senior management and representatives from the various sectors funded by LHINs including Community Care Access Centres, Community Support Services, Mental Health and Addictions, Community Health Centres, Hospitals and Long-Term Care, leading and supporting a number of LHIN provincial projects. Liane collaborated closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Quality Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association and health system partners in the pursuit of creating a strong, sustainable, quality health system. 

Prior to moving into health care administration, Liane practiced clinically as a registered Physical Therapist in acute care, rehabilitation and the community   She then successfully held a number of leadership positions in the hospital sector, developing expertise in the areas of Professional Practice, Redevelopment, Organizational Training and Development, and Corporate and Strategic Planning. 

Liane has a proven track record of innovative achievements, including an Ontario Hospital Association recognized best practice framework for her work in the hospital sector advancing professional practice.  In 2009, she achieved her Masters in Health Administration from the University of Toronto and was recognized with the Robert Wood Johnson Award as the student most likely to make a noteworthy contribution in the field of Health Services Administration.  

A Certified Health Executive, Liane is excited about the opportunity to work collaboratively with health system partners and effectively lead health system transformation.

An active member of the Brampton community where Liane lives with her husband and three children, she enjoys being a member/Chair of her children’s elementary and secondary school councils, as well as a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Brampton.

Dale McGregor 

Dale McGregor
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director, Health System Performance, Decision Support and Information Management

Dale McGregor is a seasoned financial and operations executive with broad experience in the health care system. Dale has extensive senior management experience within complex teaching and research hospital environments. He has an excellent track record of leading and contributing to organizational success through a broad range of strategic, tactical and operational initiatives.

Prior to joining the Mississauga Halton LHIN in June 2015, Dale held the position of Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, a large community teaching hospital in Toronto. He spent 14 of his 15 years at the hospital as Chief Financial Officer with a broad range of accountabilities that varied over his time there. In addition, Dale worked at the Hospital for Sick Children for over ten years holding various progressive positions including the Director of Business Development. 

Drawing on over 25 years of industry experience, Dale’s strength as a leader in the allocation of scarce resources and in the effective and efficient use of these resources has directly contributed to very strong financial positions for his organizations. Dale has a demonstrated track record of building and leading strong teams and establishing collaborative relationships with stakeholders to facilitate optimal outcomes for patients, customers and the health system.

Dale is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA), a Certified Health Executive (CHE), and holds a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo.

Dale has served on the Board of Directors of Plexxus and HealthPro. He has also been involved in his local community in various volunteer capacities within hockey and lacrosse organizations. 



Andrew Hussain
Regional Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Central Ontario LHINs

Andrew Hussain, Regional Chief Information Officer for the Central Ontario LHINs, is highly recognized for his work in Information Management and Technology Services. Andrew is well regarded in the industry and has over 17 years of extensive experience in Information Management and Technology Services both in Canada and the US. Andrew’s strategy work was recognized at the 2006 Canadian Information Productivity Awards and was the recipient of the 2005 TELUS Award for Innovation.

Prior to joining the Mississauga Halton LHIN, Andrew was with the Work Place Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB) and Trillium Health Centre. His diverse background in both private and public sectors in a variety of business verticals including health care has complemented his role as the Regional CIO for the LHINs.