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Sue Paish


As CEO, Sue leads LifeLabs and its approximately 5,400 professionally trained employees who deliver over 100 million laboratory tests and results, serving 19 million patient visits annually. Prior to joining LifeLabs, Sue led Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd., the largest independently owned and operated banner of community pharmacies in Canada. She assumed this position after a successful career practicing law and managing an international law practice.

Sue was the managing partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in B.C. (now Fasken Martineau), where she grew the firm from one office to an international presence with nine offices on three continent. Sue received a Queen’s Council designation in 2000 and was awarded the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. She has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women Lawyers and one of B.C.’s Most Influential Women in Business. In 2012, Sue was inducted into the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame—one of only 88 women in Canada to have this honour bestowed on them by the Women’s Executive Network.

Sue is also a recognized community and business leader – she sits on a number of corporate and community boards including: director and human resources committee chair, CORIX group of companies; board member, Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership; past chair of the Michael Smith Foundation for health research; past chair and governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade; chair of the MLA compensation task force; and member of the B.C. Pharmaceutical task force.