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Dianne Carmichael appointed as President of Payor Markets and Head of Corporate Strategy & Business Development for McKesson Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, October 4th, 2017 -- McKesson Canada today announced the appointment of Dianne Carmichael as President of Payor Markets and Head of Corporate Strategy & Business Development, effective immediately. Reporting to Domenic Pilla, McKesson Canada’s CEO, Dianne will be responsible for developing and executing on McKesson Canada’s payor market strategy, and identifying how to create and deliver value to patients, providers, and insurers. In this role, Dianne will also oversee McKesson’s overall corporate strategy and M&A activities in Canada.

“Dianne is an innovative and inspired leader with over 25 years of executive management experience and a proven track record of building and growing businesses,” said Domenic Pilla, CEO of McKesson Canada. "I am confident she will provide a valuable perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing health care in Canada and help position the organization for long-term success.”

Dianne has held various senior roles within the consumer packaged goods, technology, financial services and health care industries. As Chairman & CEO Worldsource Wealth Management at publicly traded Guardian Capital Inc., she created and built an $8B pension, wealth and mutual management company. She went on to help build and lead a number of innovative organizations with an international footprint, including Best Doctors, an employee benefit company that covers 40 million people worldwide, including 6 million Canadians, UHN Solutions at University Health Network (UHN) and Health Innovation & Ventures at MaRS. Most recently she was the Chief Health Tech Advisor at the Council of Canadian Innovators.

“I am excited to take on this new role,” said Carmichael. “McKesson Canada is well positioned to make a meaningful impact on the way Canadians manage and receive health care and to drive advancements in the industry that will ultimately lead to better, more patient-centered care.” 

Dianne is a founding board member of Patients Canada and sits on the board of the Centre for the Commercialization of Regenerative Medicines (CCRM). She has received many awards including Top 20 Business Women in Canada, Top 100 Business Leaders in Canada, Canadian Women Transforming Health Care and WXN's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.


About McKesson Canada

Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada. For more information, visit


About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit


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