TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Borealis Infrastructure today announced the appointment of Sue Paish to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LifeLabs Inc. In her new role, Ms. Paish will lead Canada's largest provider of community laboratory services in the delivery of more than 50 million laboratory tests to over 10 million Canadians and 20,000 physicians, annually.
Ms. Paish joins LifeLabs from Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd., the largest independently-owned and operated community pharmacies in Canada with over 450 independently-owned and operated stores in nine provinces.
"Sue Paish is an effective, energetic leader with the vision and creativity that the healthcare sector needs", said John Knowlton, Chair of the Board of LifeLabs and Executive Vice President of Borealis. "We are excited about the future of LifeLabs and look forward to working with Sue in her new role".
Prior to joining Pharmasave, Sue was the managing partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in British Columbia, the largest law firm in Vancouver with over 300 lawyers and employees, and one of Canada's largest law firms with over 2000 employees and partners across five Canadian and three international offices.
Sue has been recognized for her leadership and has been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011, 2010 and 2005. She sits on a number of corporate and community boards including the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the Rick Hansen Foundation and the CORIX Group of Companies.
Ms. Paish begins in her new role as CEO of LifeLabs on July 1, 2012.
LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services (LifeLabs) provides laboratory testing services, which help physicians and other healthcare professionals diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. LifeLabs employs more than 3,000 professionally trained staff, who deliver more than 50 million laboratory tests annually to over 10 million patients and nearly 20,000 physician customers. LifeLabs has operated in Canada for nearly 50 years. Today it is owned by Borealis, a global leader in infrastructure investing, with assets in energy, transportation and infrastructure buildings, including long-term care facilities and hospitals, pipelines and telecommunications. For information, visit www.lifelabs.com.