O’Dette named new CEO of Ontario Medical Association
Peterborough native Allan O’Dette has bounced back from being dumped over the summer by Premier Doug Ford as the province’s chief investment officer.
O’Dette was named Wednesday afternoon as the new chief executive officer for the Ontario Medical Association.
O’Dette, who holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Trent University and studied business administration at Fleming College, will begin in the new role Nov. 1.
“I am honoured to join such an esteemed organization as the OMA which has worked in service of doctors and their patients for almost 140 years, and look forward to helping continue their mission of improving health care for all Ontarians,” O’Dette stated.
The OMA represents the interests of doctors in Ontario and has about 34,000 practising doctors, residents and medical students as members.
Talks between the OMA and the Ford government on a new contract for physicians broke down earlier this month.
O’Dette had been appointed by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne’s government as Ontario’s first chief investment officer in April 2017 but was let go by Ford in July when the incoming Progressive Conservative premier was weeding out political appointees at Queen’s Park.
Prior to that, O’Dette was president and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for more than five years.
Peterborough nativeAllan O’Dette