Minister of Health Jason Copping appointed Turnbull as AHS board chair for a three-year term effective Dec. 8.

“Health is a people business, and Mr. Turnbull’s genuine care and consideration for staff and patients, along with his organizational expertise, will strengthen Alberta’s health-care system. I thank him for taking on this key leadership role at a critical time, all members of the AHS board, and all front-line health-care workers for their ongoing dedication. I would also like to sincerely thank outgoing chair David Weyant for his service and dedication to AHS and the health of Albertans.” 

Jason Copping, Minister of Health

As a former partner with McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Turnbull has more than 35 years of experience in corporate governance. He has acted as director, officer and counsel to boards and special committees, including in the medical sector. Turnbull is currently a member of the Advisory Council at the School of Public Policy and the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

“I’m humbled and privileged to join the Alberta Health Services team and have the opportunity to support and champion Alberta’s outstanding health-care providers. They are the foundation of our health-care system and are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of every Albertan with care and compassion. I thank Minister Copping for his faith in me, and will work hard to ensure health providers have the support and resources they need to respond to the pandemic and to meet the other health-care needs of Albertans.” 

Gregory Turnbull, QC, board chair, Alberta Health Services

Quick facts

  • The AHS board is responsible for the governance of AHS and is accountable to the Minister of Health.
  • The AHS board works to:        
    • Promote and protect the health of Albertans working toward the prevention of disease and injury.
    • Assess the health needs of the province on an ongoing basis.
    • Determine health service priorities and allocate resources accordingly.
    • Ensure reasonable access to quality health services.
    • Promote the provision of health services in a manner that is responsive to the needs of individuals and communities and supports the integration of services and facilities.