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IHE announces new CEO

The IHE announces new CEO, Dr. Kate Harback.

After an extensive search the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Katherine (Kate) Harback as the new CEO and Executive Director for the IHE.  Dr. Harback brings to the position significant applied economic expertise, not only in health, but in transportation and other industries with a high degree of public and private interface and broad impact on the economy. She has been serving as Interim CEO for the IHE over the past year.

“The IHE is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Kate Harback to guide the next phase of growth and increasing impact for the organization. Kate brings a unique leadership perspective that has been informed by her experience working both here in Canada and in the United States, managing teams to inform significant public and private sector initiatives.”  - Robert Seidel, KC, Board Chair

“The IHE sits in a unique space in the health and innovation ecosystem between government, academia, and the private sector. We are well-positioned to contribute to critical decisions being made in the province and beyond. Building on the great legacy of the organization, I look forward to working with our Board and the truly outstanding IHE team to support ongoing innovation, increased value and wise choices around health.” - Dr. Kate Harback, CEO

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Harback served as the Interim CEO and Executive Director at the Institute of Health Economics (IHE), after serving as the Director of Economics for the organization. She has over 15 years of experience leading applied economics work for diverse stakeholders in Canada and the United States. In addition to health economics, her work has focused on the fields of transportation, computable general equilibrium, and environmental economics. Both at IHE, and during her prior work experience, she has overseen the growth and development of diverse teams. Dr. Harback received her PhD in Economics from the University of Delaware, where she was awarded the Ryden Prize, the University’s sole dissertation prize in the Social Sciences.  Full biography: https://www.ihe.ca/about/staff-directory/kate-harback.

For more information


John Sproule
Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics
Ph: (780) 862-1905
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