Peter Robertson

Vice President and General Manager - GE Healthcare

Peter RobertsonAs Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare Canada, Peter Robertson is helping to shape a new age of patient care. Peter believes that technology companies’ need to play a critical role in driving transformational change to help solve healthcare challenges. His passion for innovation makes him a strong advocate to expand the vision of healthymagination in Canada, which is GE’s six-year, $6 billion global strategy to provide better health for more people at lower cost .

In his commercial role, Peter is responsible  for growing GE Healthcare’s footprint across Canada by offering a broad range of medical technology products and services that enable clinicians to better predict , diagnose, inform and treat disease – so patients can live their lives to the fullest . Peter leads a team that has expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement , drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies.

Peter joined GE Healthcare in 1985 as the National Sales Manager.  He advanced through a series of senior roles in sales, marketing  and operations, and was a key contributor to building GE’s leadership position in the Canadian healthcare environment .  He became General Manager, Diagnostic Imaging in September 2006, and assumed his current position in May 2008.

Peter’s passion for improving the effectiveness and delivery of Canada’s healthcare system extends to his community involvement .  In May of 2012, Peter was appointed to Chair of MEDEC Board  of Directors (Canada’s medical technology industry association) where he provides his industry leadership and serves as a Corporate Advisory Council member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Peter also serves as a member of the Board of Directors with the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CImTeC) and the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he is helping to improve the lives of patients by supporting healthcare innovations in Canada.

A native of Hamilton, Peter graduated from the University of Toronto, where he earned a BA (Hons.).  He lives with his wife Laura and three children in Oakville, Ontario.