His earlier positions included Chair, Canadian Hospitals Network International, an international healthcare management company with projects in the Middle East and United Kingdom; President and Chief Executive Officer, Interhealth Canada Ltd.; and Chief Executive Officer, Shaikh Khalifa Medical Center in Abu Dhabi. Mr. O’Keefe also worked as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board; Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, The Toronto Hospital (University Health Network); Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ottawa Civic Hospital; President and Chief Executive Officer, York-Finch General Hospital, Toronto; and, Chief Executive Officer, responsible for four Ontario Provincial Psychiatric Hospitals. Early in his career he was Assistant Executive Director at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John’s. His professional activities include having served as Director, Toronto Central LHN; Surveyor, Canadian Council on Health Facilities Association; Chairman of the Board, Canadian Business Council, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and, Director, Ontario Hospital Association. Mr. O’Keefe holds a Master of Hospital Administration from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Mary’s University, Halifax.