Cathy Séguin is President and Executive Director, Canada Arab Business Council. She co-founded and was appointed Vice-President of SickKids International (SKI) in 2005. She leads SKI’s strategy, enabling SickKids to further its international leadership goals in patient care advisory, education and research.
Cathy has more than 25 years of hospital management experience, both in community and academic hospitals. At SickKids, she has held a number of leadership roles, including that of Vice-President of Child Health Services, Vice-President of Surgical Services and Professional Services, and Director of Diagnostic Imaging. Previous leadership roles have also extended to executive responsibility for Safe Kids Canada, a unit of SickKids until 2012.
Externally, Cathy has chaired the Ontario Paediatric Surgical Wait Times Expert Panel through the Wait Time Strategy at the Ministry of Health in 2006, as well as the Paediatric Subcommittee of the Critical Care Expert Advisory Panel in 2007. She was also Chair of the Provincial Council for Children’s Health Surgical Services Wait Time Task Force.
She holds a Master’s degree in business administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business. She is a member of the Canada Arab Business Council Board of Directors, and the Richard Ivey School of Business Health Sector Advisory Council. She is also former Chair of the Board of Directors for Parachute, a national organization dedicated to injury prevention in Canada.