Michael Mayne named Health P.E.I. CEO

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Michael Mayne

Michael Mayne has been appointed as Health P.E.I.'s next chief executive officer, effective April 1. He is taking over from Dr. Richard Wedge, who is retiring.

Mayne, who is the deputy minister of Health and Wellness, will stay in that role until he assumes the CEO position in April.

RELATED: Dr. Richard Wedge retiring from top spot at Health P.E.I.

Minister of Health and Wellness Robert Henderson said that the next few weeks will be a transition period as Dr. Wedge prepares to retire and a new deputy minister is appointed for Henderson's department.

“We will certainly miss Michael’s leadership at the department but welcome the contribution he will continue to add in his new role at Health P.E.I.,” said Henderson.

“I have great respect for the staff at all levels of Health P.E.I.,” said Mayne. “I look forward very much to working more closely with them to build on the excellent work they have been doing to improve health outcomes and the patient experience.”

Phyllis Horne, Health P.E.I. board of directors chairwoman, says the board spent the last several months following a process before appointing Mayne.

“The board of directors is very pleased to welcome Dr. Mayne to Health P.E.I.,” said Horne. “He will bring strong leadership to our organization, which is essential during challenging times. His extensive knowledge of the P.E.I. health system and his experience as deputy minister will bring needed continuity to our work and allow us to continue the many important initiatives we have underway with minimal disruption.”

Mayne was raised in Emerald, Prince Edward Island. He received his undergraduate degree from UPEI and his PhD from the University of Toronto. He furthered his training in infectious disease and pharmacology at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland and the University of Manitoba, where he taught for several years in the medical and pharmacy schools.

He returned to Prince Edward Island in 2007 as the founding director of research for the National Research Council of Canada’s Institute of Nutrisciences and Health and later joined the provincial government as deputy minister of Economic Development and Innovation.

He was appointed deputy minister of Health and Wellness in 2011.

Organizations: PEI Board, Health PEICharlottetown, University of Toronto National Institutes of Health University of Manitoba National Research Council of Canada Institute of Nutrisciences and Health Working Group on Health Care Innovation Mental Health Commission of Canada.Dr

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Emerald, Maryland Charlottetown

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Recent comments

  • Matilda
    March 16, 2016 - 21:21

    And this would be the same Michael Mayne who as Deputy Minister of Innovation initially denied FOIPP requests for the list of businesses who received PNP. Enough said.

  • RL
    March 15, 2016 - 19:23

    Hard working, intelligent, honest... Great man for the job. Congratulations Mike.

  • Humber
    March 15, 2016 - 18:37

    Why not, - if he was doing so wonderfully well as deputy, why would he go elsewhere. But since a medical doctor is apparently not needed in the Health PEI position, one can only hope that the gold plated severance pay can be avoided by keeping him in the fold so to speak. Of cpurse that begs the question , why was DR. Wedge in that position being paid 'doctor' salary. Many a slip in this transparent government, but saving taxpayers money is certainly not on the agenda. If it was the double dipping pension arrangement for deputy ministers would have been eliminated. Shame on Wade, he has no compassion for taxpayers.