Mr. John Clarkson

Mr. John Clarkson

Senior Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

John Clarkson is the Senior Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) and is an Officer of the Ontario Brain Institute and Ontario Brain Institute Foundation. The Senior Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) leads the overall development and execution of operational strategies and plans for the organization.  John holds overall Institute-level accountability for delivering operational results on a day-to-day basis and furthers integrated planning efforts across all core functions and business units, ensuring each function operates in an integrated service model and meets committed deliverables. John is also the Corporate Secretary to the OBI and OBIF Board. Prior to joining OBI, John held executive positions for 23 years with the provincial government in Manitoba and in healthcare; including being the Deputy Minister of Finance and the Deputy Minister of Innovation, Energy and Mines.  He has held many board and committee positions in public / private and not for profit organizations and is a founding Member of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator.