OTTAWA, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
(HSFC) is pleased to announce it has named David Sculthorpe as its
national chief executive officer.
Sculthorpe has served as CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Ontario (HSFO) since 2009.
A seasoned business leader, Sculthorpe has experience in both the
entrepreneurial and corporate worlds. He has held a variety of
executive positions, including President at Warner Lambert, Cadbury
Schweppes PLC and Pfizer and has been on all sides of mergers and
acquisitions. He has overseen transitions and integrations and
transformational change initiatives in Canada, South America and
HSFC Chair, Irfhan Rawji said the Board of Directors unanimously
approved the selection of Sculthorpe as the new national CEO based on
his track record of leading complex organizations, as well as his
strong executive and personal attributes.
"David is driven by the need for innovation, talent development and
creating workplace cultures that inspire higher performance," says
Rawji. "The Heart and Stroke Foundation requires strong vision and
David is uniquely qualified to provide that leadership. As CEO of the
HSFO, our organization's largest provincial foundation, during the past
two years David has provided vital direction on national initiatives.
He is the right person for the job."
"Working with our staff and volunteers, I'm committed to doing
everything I can to help reduce the devastating toll of heart disease
and stroke," says Sculthorpe. "It is a privilege to serve as national
CEO of this organization."
Sculthorpe's accomplishments since joining the Foundation have been
significant, including leading HSFO's more than 300 staff members and
50,000 volunteers through strategic change; delivering on financial
targets for two consecutive years; supporting innovation with the
successful launch of the HSFO Calendar Lottery in 2010 and exceeding
the goal for the HSFO annual Ride for Heart, which galvanized 13,000
cyclists in raising $4.1 million for heart and stroke research.
Through his leadership, Sculthorpe also oversaw important advocacy work
by engaging provincial partners to place more than 3,000 AEDs in
Ontario resulting in 30 lives saved to date. Under his direction, HSFO
secured a $10 million investment from the Ontario government to support
the placement of AEDs across the province.
Sculthorpe succeeds Bobbe Wood, who has served as interim CEO since
Sculthorpe holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University, as well
as a Master's of Science Degree in Organizational Development from
Pepperdine University in California.
He is a devoted volunteer in his community working with a variety of
local and national organizations spanning the environment, the arts,
community health and education. Sculthorpe was a past Board Member of
the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society; a founding Board Member and
now Chair of the Board of PREVnet, a national network committed to stop
bullying in Canada; Vice-Chair of the Soulpepper Theatre Company in
Toronto, Board Member of Crescent School, and Past Chair of the Queen's
University School of Business Advisory Board, where he was very
involved in the creation of its strategic plan and major gift
Sculthorpe lives with his wife Pat and three children in Toronto. He
enjoys cycling, skiing, the arts, travel and his farm in Port Hope.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads
in eliminating heart disease and stroke, reducing their impact through
the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of
healthy living and advocacy.
More information is available on line at: www.heartandstroke.ca
SOURCE HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF CANADA
For further information:
Eileen Melnick McCarthy
Heart and Stroke Foundation
613.569 4361 ext.318