David W. Byres

President & CEO at PHSA

Dr. David Byres has over 25 years of experience in the health sector, most recently as the Associate Deputy Minister, Clinical Leadership for the B.C. Ministry of Health. He has held responsibility across a number of divisions in the Ministry including Primary Care, Pharmaceutical, Lab and Blood Services, Specialized Services, Population and Public Health, Health Sector Workforce and Beneficiary Services, and the Office of Indigenous Health.

Previously, David served as the Executive Vice President for Providence Health Care and later as the Chief Nurse Executive for the Ministry of Health. His health career began in community mental health and as a registered nurse in medicine, mental health, community, and emergency settings.

David is actively involved in research and is currently a co-principal investigator examining a health equity intervention framework to promote the provision of equity-oriented care for Indigenous people in B.C.’s emergency departments.


  • President & CEO

    Current role

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