Peter W. Currie Joins Kemptville District Hospital’s Board of Directors

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Former CFO of Nortel and RBC Has a Wealth of Senior Executive and Governance Experience

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Peter is a terrific addition to our talented Board. He brings keen insights given his considerable financial experience and expertise in Board governance. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Chair, Kemptville District Hospital Board of Directors

KEMPTVILLE, Ontario, August 16 2012 -- The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Board of Directors has named Peter W. Currie to its Board effective June 28, 2012. The addition of Currie brings the total number of Directors to 18.

Currie has had a distinguished career including significant achievements as Chief Financial Officer of two of Canada’s largest and most complex global organizations, Nortel Networks Corporation and the Royal Bank of Canada. As CFO, Currie was widely acknowledged for transforming businesses, developing strategies, re-capitalizing companies, and directing cost reduction initiatives and mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Currie’s financial expertise was recognized with the prestigious “CFO of the Year” award for Canada in 2003; the award is presented annually to a senior financial leader who has made a contribution to business in Canada with quality, insight and direction.

Currie has an impressive array of governance experience. He is currently Chair of the Board of Atomic Energy of Canada and a member of the Boards of ViXS Systems Inc, (also Chair of the Audit Committee) and Intelius Inc (also Chair of the Audit Committee). He is a former member of the Boards of Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, CD Howe Institute, Toronto East General Hospital, Quinte Healthcare Limited, York University, York University Development Corporation, and SYMCOR Inc. (where he was Chair of the Board), as well as Arise Technologies Corporation.

Currie chose to put his name forward for the KDH Board for several reasons. Having recently moved to the area with his wife, he wanted to get involved in the community. With his past governance experience in a variety of fields, including healthcare, he felt he had a contribution to make to KDH, and having achieved a certain measure of personal success, he also felt an obligation to give back. KDH was a good fit because of its proximity to Currie’s new home and the size of the hospital – “It’s not so large that the board cannot effect change,” Currie said.

The KDH Board was pleased to welcome a new Director of Currie’s caliber. Jean-Jacques Rousseau is the Chair of the KDH Board of Directors. "Peter is a terrific addition to our talented Board," he said. "He brings keen insights given his considerable financial experience and expertise in Board governance. We look forward to Peter’s leadership and the contributions he will make to our continued growth and success."

Currie has a B.A. (Economics) and M.B.A. (Marketing & General Management) from York University in Toronto, Ontario.

About Kemptville District Hospital:
Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is a fully accredited healthcare facility committed to building healthier communities. KDH is distinct within the provincial health system as a model of hospital-led integrated health services. KDH operates on two sites and provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services, advanced orthopaedic care, and prides itself on being a good partner within the system. KDH consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. Additional information is available at http://www.kdh.on.ca.

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