William Charnetski is an accomplished national and global executive who has worked in the highest levels of business, law and government. He has acted as the chief health innovation strategist for Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care since September 2015.

William has spent more than 10 years working on integrated health solutions in Canada and around the world, in the rapidly changing global pharmaceutical industry. He has a track record of leading transformational change, developing organizations, leading people to realize their potential, fostering internal and external partnerships and collaboration, and delivering results.

Prior to his current role, William was employed in the United Kingdom with AstraZeneca, one of the world’s largest innovative pharmaceutical companies. He led the global government affairs and public policy function, also overseeing corporate social responsibility and regional communications. William additionally worked with AstraZeneca in Canada, as vice-president of integrated health solutions and general counsel.

William has been a leader to the industry within Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and other Ontario ministries. He’s been instrumental in bringing an integrated approach to adopting value-adding, innovative pharmaceutical technologies to Ontario.