Speaker Profiles

Tom Closson

Tom Closson

President & CEO

Ontario Hospital Association

Tom Closson was appointed President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association in January 2008.

He stepped down from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network (UHN) in 2005 and subsequently practiced as a health care management consultant. Before joining UHN, Tom worked in Victoria BC as President and CEO of the Capital Health Region. Prior to that, he spent nine years at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and rose from the position of Chief Financial Officer to Chief Operating Officer and ultimately to President and CEO.

Tom obtained previous experience in health care consulting as an owner of Medicus Canada and as a Partner with KPMG.

Further, he has extensive government experience including with the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Community and Social Services and Management Board.

Tom earned an MBA from York University in Toronto and graduated from U of T with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer.

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