Executive Leadership Team

Meet The People Who Lead The Canadian Red Cross

Through their collective experience and vision, the Executive Management Team contributes to the continuing success of the Canadian Red Cross. We invite you to consult their biographies, to learn more about the backgrounds and profiles of our executives.

Conrad Sauvé

Conrad Sauvé has been the President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross since 2008. Under his leadership, the Canadian Red Cross has strengthened its capacity in emergency management and health programming and made significant contributions in the wake of multiple large-scale...

Larry Mills

Larry Mills is Chief Corporate Services Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Canadian Red Cross. He has over 30 years of proven leadership and management experience in non-profit, professional services and health care organizations in Canada and the Asia Pacific.

Ann Clancy

Ann Clancy is Chief of Staff at the Canadian Red Cross. Since joining the Red Cross in 2003, she has held several management roles including Director National Volunteer Resource Management, International delegate working in the Tsunami affected areas, and the Director Human Resources for the Canadian Red Cross, Ontario...

Almin Surani

Almin Surani, is Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Canadian Red Cross. He has over 17 years of experience in the technology field in both private and non-profit companies. In 2002, Almin received his MBA from Queen’s University. He also serves on the National Board for the CIO Association of Canada...

Amy Mapara

Amy Mapara is Deputy Chief of Staff/Corporate Secretary and National Manager, Youth Strategy in the Office of the Secretary General.

Dr. Hossam Elsharkawi

Dr. Hossam Elsharkawi is Vice President for International Operations at Canadian Red Cross. He oversees the Red Cross strategic directions, global relations, partnerships and operations. He has worked in many crises and led numerous operations around the world.

Jean-Phillipe Tizi

Jean-Philippe Tizi was appointed Vice-President, Emergency Management of the Canadian Red Cross in 2015. In this role, Jean-Philippe leads all disaster management and response activities across the country. Working closely with key stakeholders and all levels of government, he ensures the needs of vulnerable Canadians and communities are being met.

Michel Léveillé

Michel Léveillé is Chief Communications Officer of the Canadian Red Cross, leading the national team of Communications and Partnerships. Previously Director General of the Quebec Division (2008 to 2015) and national executive lead for Fund...

Rick Caissie

Rick is the Vice President of Prevention and Safety programs. The programs include First Aid, Swimming and Water Safety and Respect Education (Violence and Abuse Prevention). Collectively these programs train and educate 2.8 million Canadians annually.

Ronan Ryan

Ronan Ryan is Chief Development Officer of the Canadian Red Cross. Ronan is a fundraising and marketing professional with 17 years in the not-for-profit sector and has served as a C-level executive in a number of organizations...

Samuel Schwisberg

Sam Schwisberg was appointed General Counsel of the Canadian Red Cross in 2009 and assumed the role of Corporate Secretariat in 2010. Sam previously worked for the Canadian Red Cross from 1991 to 1998, first providing legal and risk management support and later on became General Counsel and Corporate Secretary...

Sarah Hearn

Sarah Hearn is the Vice President of Finance for the Canadian Red Cross. Sarah is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 15 years of audit and accounting experience in both for profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Sue Phillips

Sue Phillips is the Chief Transition Officer, a position she has held since 2010. She is responsible for Red Cross operations across the four Western provinces and Northern Canada...