AHS appoints new interim CEOs

Alberta Health Services has appointed two new interim CEOs in a move it says highlights the complexity of the role.

International search to start end of November for permanent CEO

Alberta Health Services has appointed two new interim CEOs.

Brenda Huband and Rick Trimp were named to the post Friday and will replace Duncan Campbell, a senior AHS official who first stepped in after Dr. Chris Eagle resigned last month.

Eagle had been CEO for three years when he stepped down midway through his five-year contract.

In his resignation letter, he said it was "time for fresh eyes and fresh energy at the helm of AHS."

During his time at the helm, AHS saw expense scandals, high profile resignations and frequent restructuring.

AHS oversees Alberta's publicly-funded health-care system.

It says the decision to create co-CEO positions rather than just one demonstrates the complexity of the role.

Both Huband and Trimp have extensive backgrounds in clinical medicine.

Huband formerly led health operations for central and southern Alberta, including the Calgary zone of AHS, while Trimp formerly led population health improvement and provincial health services.

AHS will launch an international search for a new CEO at the end of November.

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