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New President and CEO for Grand River Hospital Foundation returns to the region to support world class health care

The Grand River Hospital Foundation Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Paul McIntyre Royston will be the Foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McIntyre Royston is a skilled and seasoned fundraiser with a proven track record for being creative, thinking big and driving himself and his teams to success.

Since 2017, McIntyre Royston has been the CEO of the Canadian Olympic Foundation where he led the team in pursuing ambitious goals by engaging Canadians in the Olympic dream. Prior to this, as the President and CEO of the Calgary Library Foundation he recognized the Library’s value as a key contributor to the community’s vibrancy and with that energy raised more than $300 million in public and private funds – the largest library fundraising campaign in Canadian history.

His hospital fundraising experience includes successful tenures as Vice President Development for Hamilton Health Sciences and a campaign director for the Sunnybrook Foundation.

“The drive and energy that Paul so clearly embodies is what makes him a successful leader and fundraiser,” said Steve Currie, Chair of the Grand River Hospital Board of Governors. “His innovative approach to everything he does will serve the Foundation and the community well. His experience with current best practices in fundraising will support world class health care in our region.”

McIntyre Royston grew up in Waterloo Region and graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics. His early career included working as a development officer for UW. He notes that he and his family received great care at the Hospital over the years, so getting excited about leading the team that supports the Hospital in so many ways is easy. “Getting behind our hospital demonstrates a belief in our community and an opportunity to support our family, friends and neighbours now and in the future.” Sharing his reasons for a career in fundraising McIntyre Royston adds, “Philanthropy changes lives – for both the receiver and the giver.”

McIntyre Royston and his partner Christine look forward to returning to the region where they were married and now introducing their five young daughters to the community where he grew up.

Stephen Swatridge, Interim President and CEO for the Foundation, will continue to lead the team and ensure a smooth transition as McIntyre Royston joins the Foundation on December 16, 2019.

Paul McIntyre Royston