Conrad Sauve

Secretary General and CEO

Conrad Sauvé is Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Red Cross.  Under his leadership, the Canadian Red Cross has achieved the highest standards of donor accountability in Canada and has dramatically increased its capacity in emergency response and health care both in Canada and abroad. Mr. Sauvé successfully negotiated a strategic partnership agreement with the government of Canada for international humanitarian assistance, the first of its kind. He also led a strategic review of Canadian Red Cross health care programs which has led to the formation of a comprehensive home health care strategy that addresses the particular needs of ageing populations. He has overseen the development of the first-ever Red Cross field hospital in North America. The field hospital has been used to respond to health crises in Haiti and parts of Africa in the wake of various emergencies and disasters.

Mr. Sauvé took a leadership role in convening the Haiti Donor Forum in Montreal following the massive 2010 earthquake that affected thousands of Haitians.  He went on to represent the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Committee. Mr. Sauvé is currently a Member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Safety and Security Program and the International Panel of Secretaries General for National Society Development.

For the past twenty years, Mr. Sauvé has been involved in health and social services committees, associations and executive boards. He holds a BSc from the Université du Québec à Montreal and is a Master's degree candidate at McGill University for an International Masters in Health Leadership.