Harinder (Harry) Singh Sadhra appointed board member for Fraser Health

HARINDER (Harry) Singh Sadhra has been appointed by the Province as a board member for Fraser Health.

“Harry’s experience in leading teams and his background in finance will help further strengthen the Fraser Health’s work in realizing its mandate to improve public health-care delivery for a diverse patient population,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “Harry’s significant leadership skills and expertise in financial and operational oversight will help ensure a seamless transition for the board.”

Sadhra replaces outgoing member John Bethel, who has served on the board for nearly six years.

Sadhra is the regional chief operating officer with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Financial Group. He is an executive with experience leading teams in sales, operations, human resources, finance, marketing, philanthropy and communications.

At RBC Financial, Sadhra has held various positions, including retail banking senior sales management, senior human resources director, senior advisor effectiveness and strategy and head finance.

Active in his community, he is currently a RBC executive leader: Mosaic (Diversity) / Next Gen / Aboriginal. Previously, he served as ad hoc advisory for Ascend Canada and as a board member for the South Asian Advisory Council and Consortium. Sadhra holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Simon Fraser University.

Health authority board of directors help ensure that British Columbians receive the best possible care in an efficient, well-managed public health-care system. Boards are responsible for the governance and management of health services in the province. They work with health-authority leadership to establish the organization’s overall vision and ensure there is appropriate community consultation. Boards also regularly review the organization’s long-term plans, significant issues affecting the organization and evaluate results.