Sue Paish is the President and CEO of LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services. LifeLabs is Canada’s largest provider of community laboratory testing services, helping healthcare professionals diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease. As CEO, Sue leads LifeLabs approximately 5,400 professionally trained staff who deliver over 100 million laboratory tests and results, serving 19 million patients annually.
Prior to joining LifeLabs, Ms Paish led Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd., the largest independently-owned and operated banner of community pharmacies in Canada – a position that she held following a successful career practicing law and managing an international law practice. Sue was the managing partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in British Columbia, where she led the growth of the firm from one office to an international presence of nine offices on three continents.
Sue received a Queen’s Counsel designation in 2000 and was awarded the UBC Faculty of Law Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. She has also been recognized as one of Canada’s top 25 Women Lawyers and as one of BC’s Most Influential Women in Business. In the fall 2012, Sue was inducted into the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame – one of only 88 women in Canada to have this honour bestowed upon them by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
Sue is also a recognized community and business leader. She sits on a number of corporate and community boards including: Director and HR Committee Chair, CORIX group of companies, Board Member IVEY Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership, Director Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board, past Chair of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Past Chair and Governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade, Chair of the MLA Compensation Task Force, Member of the BC Pharmaceutical Task Force.
Sue’s attention first and foremost is her three daughters, Diana, Kyla and Nadia, and her husband Brad, all of whom are avid lovers of the outdoors. Whenever possible Sue can be found fishing, camping or hiking in the most remote regions of BC.