Senior Policy DirectorEmail Phone: +1 780 448 4881 (228)
John Sproule has been the IHE's Senior Policy Director since 2007. During his time at IHE John has been seconded to work for the Alberta government in both the Ministers Office for 2012-13 and the Deputy Ministers Office in 2015/16. He has also worked part time while at IHE for Alberta Innovates Health Solutions in support of provincial health innovation strategies. Prior to joining the IHE he served as Vice-President of Strategic Planning and Community Engagement at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. From 1998 to 2005 he worked with Merck Frosst Canada Ltd in health and industry policy planning (including secondment to Merck Sharpe & Dohme Australia). Before that John worked with the Alberta government as Director of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Health, working with the Ministry from 1987 to 1998 and managing significant policy and legislative changes in the Alberta health system. He has served on many federal/provincial committees in health and as a Board member with a number of health policy academic associations including Canadian Health Economics Research Association, Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics, Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, Health Technology Assessment International (host agency rep) and served as the Chair of the Pacific Northwest Economic Regional Health Care Working Group. John has a Master of Public Management from the University of Alberta, and has worked as a national team coach with the Canadian Track and Field Association and is an award winning professional actor and director.
John Sproule is a member of the Network of Alberta Health Economists (NOAHE).