Recruiting The Royal’s Future President and CEO

The Royal has launched a search for its next president and CEO.

We are looking for the person who will help create a better future for individuals with mental health and substance use health needs as the leader of our organization, of one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching, and research hospitals. Are you that person? To view the CEO position posting, click here:

In partnership with with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson, The Royal’s Board of Trustees is conducting a national/global search for a leader who values innovation, collaboration, and inclusivity. Our next CEO will work closely with clients, families, staff, physicians, and community stakeholders to expand access, hope and new possibilities for people with mental health and addictions needs.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online.


Recruitment Milestones


Extensive stakeholder consultations (internal and community partners) to develop candidate profile.   


Candidate recruitment/search with regional, national and global outreach and advertising as well as candidate screening 

July 2023)

Candidate interviews with a panel of stakeholders (including client/family representation as well as Royal staff, physician, and board members)


Finalist interviews, assessments and reference checks


Decision and offer; announcement of new CEO


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For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Collin MacLeod ( or Yasmine Benali ( of Odgers Berndtson.

About the CEO Search Committee

The Royal’s Board of Trustees has established a search committee to lead the recruitment of the next President and CEO of The Royal. The Search Committee includes board members as well as representation from medical staff, leadership and the Client Advisory Council. They are working with the full board and other stakeholders to determine a candidate profile; help identify potential candidates; determine interview questions; and ultimately craft the final recommendation on the selected candidate to the full Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHGG) Board. 

Click here to learn more about the search committee and the principles that guide its work.
Click here to learn more about Interim President and CEO Pierre Noel

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Royal throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.