Ian McConnell – Senior Advisor

As a former Canadian government official with a portfolio which has included responsibilities with the British Columbia Ministry of Health’s Medical Services and Pharmacare Plan, Ian brings the clear-eyed perspective of a government health services manager and payor to issues of pharmaceutical pricing strategy.

While his career has been primarily healthcare focused, Ian’s government responsibilities have also included economic development, investment and labor among several others. From this vantage point he has observed key trade issues including gray market and reimportation across a number of industries.

In his official capacity, he has worked with several international governments including those of the US, Switzerland, UK, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea and South Africa.

Ian has been a frequent commentator on health system issues as the Canadian Government reassesses many of the aspects of its national healthcare funding and delivery system.


  • MSW University of Calgary
  • BA University of Victoria

Prior Affiliations

  • Ministry of Health, British Columbia
  • Office of the Premier, British Columbia
  • Ministry of Labor & Consumer Affairs, British Columbia
  • Ministry of Health, Ontario