Neil Skelding, President and CEO of RBC Insurance, appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mississauga Halton LHIN

NEWS

Picture of Neil SkeldingOakville (April 26, 2017) – The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce the Order-in-Council appointment and designation of Neil Skelding as Chair to the Board of Directors of the Mississauga Halton LHIN effective March 15, 2017. Mr. Skelding joins the Mississauga Halton LHIN for a three-year appointment for the period of March 15, 2017 until March 14, 2020.

As President & CEO of RBC Insurance, Neil Skelding has global responsibility for RBC’s insurance businesses and solutions, including life, health, wealth, group, business, travel, home and auto, as well as international reinsurance. 

Mr. Skelding joined RBC Insurance in January 2003 as Executive Vice-President, Life Operations, and also served as President and CEO of RBC Life Insurance Company. He was appointed to his current position in September 2004. In 2013, Mr. Skelding also became Chair of RBC's Pension Plan Management Committee, where he is responsible for leading a cross-functional team overseeing RBC's primary pension plans globally. Prior to working for RBC Insurance, Mr. Skelding held a number of senior positions in the Canadian insurance industry with Transamerica Life Canada and Zurich Canada.

Mr. Skelding has a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance. Mr. Skelding holds several industry related roles as past Chair of the Standing Committee on Marketplace relations for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA), where he was also a two-term director. He is past chair of the Canadian Association of Financial Institutions in Insurance (CAFII) and the Industry Advisory Committee of Assuris. Mr. Skelding is also a member of the World President’s Organization (WPO).

Mr. Skelding is active in the community as a member of the Board of Governors of McMaster University and as a member of the investment committee. He is a past member of the Pension Committee and served on McMaster University’s Campaign Cabinet. He is past Chair of the Board of Directors of Credit Valley Hospital and led the voluntary merger with the Mississauga and Queensway hospitals. He served as Treasurer and as Vice Chair of the Trillium Health Partners. Mr. Skelding was on the Principal’s Advisory Council for the University of Toronto (Mississauga campus) for which he received a 2011 Arbor Award for his service. Mr. Skelding was honored to receive the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business in 2009. Mr. Skelding has also served as a director, treasurer and President of the Alpine Ski Club north of Toronto.

Mr. Skelding is married and has three daughters. In his spare time, he’s an avid skier, cyclist and golfer.

QUOTES

“I’m honoured to be joining the Mississauga Halton LHIN Board of Directors as Chair. Through strong strategic decision making and generative thinking, and through collaboration with local partners and governors from our health service providers, I look forward to building and shaping a health care system that is more integrated and responsive to local needs.”

— Neil Skelding, Board Chair, Mississauga Halton LHIN

“Neil Skelding’s appointment is timely as the Mississauga Halton LHIN prepares to take on an expanded mandate that will increase its responsibilities and its role in the health care system. We’d like to welcome Neil to the Mississauga Halton LHIN, and on behalf of our staff and board, we look forward to working together to improve the patient experience and the sustainability of our publicly funded system.” 

— Bill MacLeod, CEO, Mississauga Halton LHIN

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • The role of the LHIN Board of Directors is to oversee, advise on and govern the strategic direction and priorities of the LHIN. 
  • Directors are appointed by Order-In-Council for a term of one to three years, subject to additional terms up to a six-year maximum.
  • Board Directors, including the Chair, are assessed and selected based on their skills, abilities, and the needs of the LHIN Board. Directors must possess relevant expertise, experience, leadership skills and have an understanding of local health issues and priorities.
  • Board Directors represent the entire LHIN geography, however, they must also bring sound knowledge of the needs in their specific communities.
  • The Chair is accountable to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the LHIN’s use of public funds and for its results in terms of goals and performance of the local health system.
  • Currently, the Board of Directors includes: Neil Skelding - Chair (Oakville), Mary Davies - Vice Chair (Milton), Kim Piller – Member (Mississauga), Patrick Hop Hing – Member (Mississauga), Gulzar Ladhani – Member (Oakville), Kimbalin Kelly – Member (Oakville), Louis Girard (Mississauga), Richard Johnson (Georgetown) and Rhonda Lawson – Member (Oakville).

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