VICTORIA, Dec. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors for Mercy Ships Canada is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jamie McIntosh as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mercy Ships Canada. This appointment is effective December 19, 2018 and follows a comprehensive national search.
Chair of the Board, Mrs. Marilyn Collette said," Jamie McIntosh's significant experience in international development, human rights and humanitarian assistance combined with his strong blend of leadership and entrepreneurship will bring Mercy Ships Canada to a new level of cooperation and contribution to Mercy Ships in its efforts to impact global surgery."
Donovan Palmer, CEO of Mercy Ships stated, "Mercy Ships is in a season of expansion and we are grateful to work with Mercy Ships Canada as we seek to follow the 2,000 year old model of Jesus. With the addition of the new CEO, Jamie McIntosh, it will be exciting to see their growth."
Mr. McIntosh explained, "As a Canadian, I have been overwhelmed with gratitude for life-saving medical interventions for my own family. As a profound matter of justice, dignity and faith, I believe everyone on the planet deserves equitable access to such vital surgery – while keeping them from being forced into poverty. I am deeply motivated to join and help Mercy Ships Canada to accelerate (and scale) its exemplary model of service and advocacy for access to global surgery and healthcare."
Jamie will take over the reins at Mercy Ships Canada from Darryl Anderson Interim National Director. He will build upon the work of former National Director Tim Maloney's ten years of faithful service developing an influential and respected organization. Mr. Anderson will serve as special advisor during the transition period before being welcomed back on the Board of Mercy Ships Canada.
Full press and third party testimonials regarding the new CEO Mr. Jamie McIntosh taking the helm of Mercy Ships Canada can be found at https://mercyships.ca/humanitarian-leader-appointed-as-ceo-for-mercy-ships-canada/
SOURCE Mercy Ships Canada
For further information: Darryl Anderson, Interim National Director, 250 381 2160