David Thomas ’82, P’16

David is currently vice president of emerging platforms and solutions for TELUS Health. He has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry spanning both the public and private sectors. David has extensive experience as a health care executive in varied roles in operations, large project leadership and as a strategic advisor to the health information technology industry.

He is a TCS Old Boy, class of 1982, parent of Brynne Thomas ’16, graduate of McGill University and holds a master’s of health sciences (M.H.Sc.) in health administration from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He has also completed the Harvard Law School executive programme in negotiation. David has extensive volunteer history with TCS dating back to the 1990s as a past board member and committee member, and he is currently a trustee.

In addition to volunteering his time to TCS over the years, David remains an active volunteer in the health and education sectors; currently he is involved at the governance level with the board of the Kids Health Link Foundation, the University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and the health board for the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).

David lives in Toronto with his wife Liisa Tatem; together they have a blended family of four teenagers, ages 17, 18, 19 and 19 – one daughter and three boys. His passions include his kids, travel, cooking and anything outdoors, from gardening to hiking and canoeing to cycling.