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LifeWorks to appoint global tech leader as chair

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Personalised health and wellbeing solutions firm LifeWorks Inc is to appoint a new chair of its board of directors.

Robert  Courteau will be appointed  as the new non-executive chair following the company’s AGM on 3 May.

This follows Gillian Denham’s decision to step down from the chair position after the AGM, although she will continue to serve as a board director.

LifeWorks is a mental health and wellbeing partner to over 15,000 organisations around the world

It delivers a “personalised continuum of care” that helps clients “improve the lives of their people and by doing so, improve their business”.

Courteau is a corporate director and executive advisor. He sits on the boards of Kinaxis and D2L.

Most recently, he was chief executive officer of Altus Group where he led the transition of the company to become a data and software solution provider.

Prior to this role, Courteau was a global corporate executive with SAP AG. Throughout his various executive positions, Courteau has refined his expertise and insights into global market leadership, advisory services, enterprise application software and data solutions.

Courteau holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Concordia University. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors further recognised his dedication and innovative leadership in 2014, awarding him a fellowship. He currently serves as vice chair of the Holland Bloorview Hospital Foundation.

He said: “I’d like to thank Jill for her superb stewardship of the company board. I look forward to continuing to work with Jill and the other Board members. Given that LifeWorks is a leading innovator in an industry where technology plays an increasingly larger role in delivering mental health and wellbeing solutions, my experience in technology-based industries can support the company’s leadership team in taking LifeWorks to the next level as a strong, profitably growing global competitor.”

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