Board of Directors
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Committed to being open and accountable

The Board of Directors oversees operations, works with management to establish overall strategic direction for the organization, and ensures appropriate community consultation. The board also regularly reviews the organization's long-term plans, significant issues affecting the organization, and evaluates results.

Learn more about the Board of Directors' role in Interior Health.

Who appoints the Board?

Board members are appointed through the provincial government's Board Resourcing and Development Office which rests within the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services on behalf of all Ministries. The current Chair of the Board is Dr. Doug Cochrane, who was appointed September 2017.

Who is the Board accountable to?

The Provincial Government of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Health, sets province-wide goals, standards, and performance agreements for health service delivery. The Government Mandate Letter sets out the annual performance agreement between the IH Board of Directors and the Ministry of Health, while the Taxpayer Accountability Principles demonstrates the Board’s higher accountability to the taxpayer in addition to their fiduciary duty to the organization.

How does the Board operate?

The Board defines how it will conduct its business and defines its governance rules and practices. This includes a Code of Conduct for Directors, as well as By-Laws and Terms of Reference for the Board, the CEO and Board Committees.

Visit our Board Committees section to learn how the board conducts its business and defines its governance rules and practices.

Visit the Board policies page for board policies and terms of reference.

Can I attend the meetings?

Visit the open Board meetings web page for the meeting schedule. Meetings are held five times a year in Kelowna. 

Are the agendas and presentations available?

If you are not able to attend the meeting, but are interested in what happened at the meeting, we have an archive of the meeting agendas, meeting package and approved minutes.

Can I make a presentation to the Board?

Visit the Board Meetings web page for information about presenting to the Board.

Contact us

If you have questions or require more information about our board, contact the Board Office at 250-469-7070 (ext. 12804) or contact the Board Chair by email.


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