Glenda Yeates is a bilingual public sector leader with 32 years of experience leading large and small organizations and providing strategic and operational leadership in complex policy environments.
Born and raised in Alberta and working extensively in Saskatchewan and Ottawa, Ms. Yeates has wide-ranging familiarity with the health sector, government processes, federal-provincial relations, and non-governmental organization management. She brings an extensive experience in policy-making supported by evidence.
Ms. Yeates was Canada’s Deputy Minister of Health from 2010 to 2013, after serving as Associate Deputy Minister since May 2009. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Yeates was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (2004-2009), the Deputy Minister of Health in Saskatchewan (1999 to 2004), and Saskatchewan’s Deputy Minister of Social Services (1997 to 1999). Ms. Yeates has also held various Assistant and Associate Deputy Minister positions in Saskatchewan Health and a number of senior posts in the Saskatchewan Department of Finance.
She has served as a board member for Carleton University, the Ontario Change Foundation, and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. An accomplished pianist, she loves cross-country skiing and the outdoors, especially the mountains.
In 2016, Ms. Yeates received Canada's highest honour - Member of the Order of Canada.