D'Arcy Delamere was elected as chair of Grand River Hospital’s board of directors in June 2011.
Mr. Delamere has served on the GRH board since 2007. He has chaired several of the hospital board’s committees including governance, resources as well as quality and patient safety. He was most recently vice-chair of the hospital’s board.
Mr. Delamere brings a wide range of professional experience in management consulting, finance and public affairs. He is currently a full-time faculty member in the school of business and economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he teaches courses for undergraduate students and master of business administration candidates. He also operates his own management consulting firm.
Mr. Delamere has held executive positions at the Royal Bank, the Mutual Group (Clarica) and the Cumis Group. He is a past chair and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and a former public representative on the council and executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Western Ontario, and is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
"I am honoured to take on this role and very proud of the hospital's continued growth and development. We have an excellent team of doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers, all dedicated to providing the best in patient care," said Mr. Delamere. "I look forward to working with the board, our partner hospitals and community agencies as we continue our journey of quality and patient-centered care."
Grand River Hospital’s board includes 19 directors of the corporation, 12 of whom are elected for three-year terms. The GRH board includes representation from the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. Members of the board include individuals with a wide range of private and community expertise, who volunteer their time to lead the governance of Grand River Hospital.