BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Stephen Brown

Dr. Stephen Brown was appointed Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health, on June 10, 2013. He has been an ex-officio member of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council since 2017.

Dr. Stephen Brown was Deputy Minister, Ministry of Children and Family Development, from March 2011 to June 2013. Before being appointed as Deputy Minister, Stephen held the position of Chief Administrative Officer, Ministry of Health Services, since July 22, 2008, and was responsible for the Health System Planning Division, Primary Health Care, Labour Relations, Legislation and Professional Regulation and Corporate Policy, Research and Library Services branches.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Administrative Officer, Stephen was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Medical Services Division (formerly Medical and Pharmaceutical Services Division), Ministry of Health Services, from April 15, 2002 to February 2, 2009. In his role, Stephen led BC’s physician negotiations for the Ministry and was responsible for the strategic portfolios of the Medical Services Plan, Primary Health Care and Physician Human Resource Management.

Stephen came to the Ministry of Health from the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Children’s Services where he was the Executive Manager for that province’s Child Welfare Act Review. Previous to this role, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Ma-mowe Capital Region, Child and Family Service Authority. He has a PhD focusing on the management of strategic change in the public service and holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Psychology.