William Falk, Managing Partner and National Leader of the Healthcare Services Group, PwC
Will has spent 20 years as a strategist and consultant in New York and Toronto advising top academic centres, governments, public companies and healthcare innovators in the private sector. He started with APM Management Consultants (later CSC Healthcare) in New York in 1997, rising to Senior Partner in 2000. Will joined Capgemini in 2003, returning to Canada to build the national practice that was acquired by Accenture, where he became Managing Partner for Health and Life Sciences and a member of the firm’s global health and life sciences leadership team.
Over his career, Will has had several formal advisory roles within government, including the Ontario Expert Panel on Adoption and Infertility and the Working Group on Adoption (Co-Chair, 2008/9), External Adviser to the Minister for the Treasury Board Strategic Review of Health Canada (2008) and Adviser to the PM and federal Minister of Health during the 2004 First Ministers’ Meeting.
Will has academic appointments at the University of Toronto as an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management (since 2008) and as an Executive Fellow in Residence at the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation (since 2010). In 2002/3 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at Yale’s School of Management. He is a frequent speaker and author on health policy and innovation.
Will is a graduate of University of Toronto with a Baccalaureate degree in Science and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Yale University.