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Charles Brown

President and CEO

Charles Brown is President and CEO of LifeLabs, Canada’s largest medical laboratory and leading diagnostics and health technology provider. In this role, Charles is driving patient-centred innovations to improve health outcomes for Canadians.

Charles most recently served as President of The Source, Canada’s largest consumer electronics and mobile retailer, owned and operated by Bell Canada. Charles led The Source to impressive results and growth by building an exceptional customer experience.

During his tenure with the Bell executive team, Charles also served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, where he led the delivery of Bell’s telecommunications at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He brings more than 25 years of success as an innovative technology leader, from entrepreneurial start-ups to large corporate entities, including serving as President and CEO of Wave Wireless and Chief Information Officer of Clearnet.

Charles’ passion for community service extends to various roles on Boards and Executive Committees, including currently serving as the Chair of Kids Help Phone, Canada’s only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous counselling service for youth. He is also a past member and long-time supporter of the United Way of Toronto and York Region’s Campaign Cabinet. Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.