Peter Goodhand

Peter Goodhand

CEO, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Peter Goodhand is a leader in the global health sector, holding senior executive and board member positions in the health research advancement community. 

He played a key role in the creation of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to accelerate progress in genomic research and medicine and in June 2013 and is currently the CEO of the organization

Prior to his role with GA4GH, he was the President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, and before joining the charitable sector, he had a 20 year career in the global medical technology industry.  

In addition to his role at GA4GH he sits on several international boards in areas of genomics, cancer, and rare diseases

Peter also had a 12-year experience as a patient advocate, caregiver, and navigator throughout his family’s battle with a rare cancer.