Board of Directors
(Santé Veritas Holdings Inc.)
Mr. Orr has more than 25 years of capital markets experience. He has served as a senior executive and Chief Executive Officer of registered investment dealers. Over the past fifteen years he has actively managed a significant family office with extensive holdings in the financial services, media, technology and wine sectors. Mr. Orr has considerable experience building and investing in opportunities in the cannabis sector throughout North America. He is also active in charitable endeavours and in recent years has focused his efforts on the United Health Network in Toronto.
Perry MieleIndependent Director
Mr. Miele currently serves as the Chairman of Beringer Capital, where he has been a principal since 2003. Beringer Capital invests in emerging marketing services companies. As Chairman, Mr. Miele is responsible for investment activities, strategic development and oversight of Beringer’s portfolio holdings.
Most recently, Mr. Miele assumed the role of Chairman of Match Marketing, a North American retail marketing firm with over 7000 employees and 8 offices in the US and Canada. Prior to Match, he was Chairman of Budco, headquartered in Detroit, MI. Budco was one of the largest fulfillment and distribution companies in the US serving Fortune 500 companies with a specialized focus in the automotive industry. Budco was sold in 2011 to the Michigan Pension Fund.
Mr. Miele began his career with the Canadian Federal Government in 1984, rising to the position of Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Trade during the NAFTA negotiations. He also served as Chairman of the Ontario chapter of the Young President’s Organization and on the board of the LCBO from 2002-05, a period during which the LCBO grew to become one of the largest alcohol retailers in the world.
Mr. Miele is currently a director of TSX-listed Andrew Peller Wines. He is also a member of the McGill MBA advisory committee and is on the board of Trillium Health Partners.
Kevin EmpeyIndependent Director
Mr. Empey is currently the Supervisor of Brockville General Hospital. Prior to this, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeridge Health for 8 years. Mr. Empey is a Chartered Professional Accountant CPA (CA) who is also a graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.
Mr. Empey has worked in the hospital sector since 1990, with senior roles at University Health Network, Peel Memorial Hospital, and St. Michael’s Hospital. Prior to his hospital career, he was with Northern Telecom. Mr. Empey is a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto and York University. In 2012, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology).
Mr. Empey is on the boards of two charities, The Abilities Centre and the Toronto Wildlife Centre. He has been very involved with the government on funding models for hospitals regarding the creation of shared services. Mr. Empey was also the Chair of the Healthcare Sector Supply Chain Strategy Expert Panel from 2016–2017, a panel commissioned by the Government of Ontario to make recommendations to improve the value in the healthcare supply chain.
John WalkerPresident and CEO
Mr. Walker brings to Sante Veritas the experience and perspective of a 35 year career with Nortel, PepsiCo and YUM Brands. An accomplished international leader with Fortune 200 credentials, Mr Walker has held senior functional and general management roles in Canada, U.S., Latin America , and continental Europe. Prior to returning to Toronto Mr. Walker held the role of Chief People Officer YUM Brands Europe, where he lead the consolidation of all functional operations from Paris. Prior to that role, he served in the dual capacity of General Manager , Pizza Hut Brazil, and Chief People Officer, YUM Brands Latin America, growing market share and operating profit for the region over seven consecutive years. Mr. Walker holds a BA Degree in Clinical Psychology, and Masters Degree, Industrial Labour Relations from Cornell University. He and his family reside in Toronto.