Michael B. DecterVice-Chair, Toronto, Ontario
Michael B. Decter is president and chief executive officer of LDIC Inc., an investment management firm. He has over three decades of experience in senior public sector positions, including deputy minister of health for Ontario.
He served as senior research scholar at the Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, and he was chair of the Canadian Institute for Health Information. He was founding chair of the Health Council of Canada and the Ontario Cancer Quality Council. As chair of Saint Elizabeth Health Care, he was instrumental in establishing Saint Elizabeth as Canada’s largest not-for-profit charitable home health-care provider. The Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies is awarded annually by Saint Elizabeth.
In 2004, Michael Decter was awarded the Order of Canada, and in 2012 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He remains active as a public speaker and writer on issues of health reform. A Harvard University-trained economist, he is the author of several influential books on health care, including Healing Medicare: Managing Health System Change the Canadian Way (1994), Four Strong Winds – Understanding the Growing Challenges to Health Care (2000), and Navigating Canada’s Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Care You Need (with Francesca Grosso ).