Sue Paish is the CEO of Canada’s Digital Supercluster. Using collaborative innovation, Digital brings together startups and scale-ups, academia and researchers, government agencies, community organizations, and industry leaders to create digital solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.
Sue led three Canadian organizations prior to joining Digital. As the Managing Partner of Fasken (2000-2006), one of Canada’s most respected law firms, Sue grew the firm from one office in British Columbia, Canada, to nine offices on three continents. As the CEO of Pharmasave, Canada’s largest chain of independent retail pharmacies (2006 to 2012), Sue helped to introduce industry-leading technologies for online medication management. As the CEO of LifeLabs, (2012 to 2017), Sue led the introduction of online access to test results and pioneered the roll-out of non-invasive prenatal genetic testing deployment. In each of these roles, Sue mobilized diverse teams to drive business growth, implemented large-scale organizational change, and developed and implemented transformational technologies.
Sue is the Chair of the Board of the CORIX and Imagia Canexia Health and a Director on the Board of Own the Podium, TELUS International, and the Northland Group of Companies. She is a past Chair of the Business Council of British Columbia and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Sue serves as Co-Chair of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Stemcell Technologies, the Expert Panel on Housing Supply and Affordability and the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Supply Council.
Sue has been recognized for her community and business leadership with an Honorary Doctor of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, designated Queen’s Counsel, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women – Hall of Fame, and the Influential Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award.