Pierre Noel

Board member

Appointed as Interim President and CEO of The Royal in February 2023, Pierre has a wealth of experience as an executive leader in the health care sector spanning over 30 years. He recently retired after serving 16 years as the President and CEO of the Pembroke Regional Hospital, while concurrently serving as President and CEO of the Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home for the past five of those 16 years.

Prior to his work in Pembroke, Pierre was involved in leadership roles in hospitals and health service organizations across Ontario, in Ottawa, Sudbury, Toronto and Wellington County. Pierre was born and raised in Pembroke and feels privileged to have been able to spend the later part of his career in his home town in service to his community.

In accepting this interim leadership role at The Royal, Pierre is also, in a sense, returning home, as his first position in health care was as Director of Administrative Services at the Royal over 30 years ago.

Pierre has had a career-long involvement with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) culminating in his serving two full terms on the OHA Board and holding the position as its Chair from 2014 to 2016.  

Pierre holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University (1985) and a Master in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa (1989). He is happily married to Penny, an elementary school teacher, and the proud father of two young adult sons.

Pierre Noel