Mr. Charnetski serves as Ontario’s Chief Health Innovation Strategist. He most recently worked in the United Kingdom with AstraZeneca, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. He led the global government affairs and public policy function and had responsibilities for corporate social responsibility and regional communications. Prior to that, he was VP, Integrated Health Solutions, and General Counsel for AstraZeneca Canada.
His work across the Canadian health care system has included various advisory roles, having served as a member of the Advisory Council of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation at Western University and the Steering Committee of the Centre for the Advancement of Health Innovation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton. He was also Senior Advisor to The Hon. Allan Rock, PC., Q .C. when Mr. Rock was Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada.
Mr. Charnetski previously worked on a wide range of public policy issues as a partner in the Toronto office of the law firm Torys LLP. Mr. Charnetski’s practice included mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law, privacy law and publicprivate partnerships.