Jeremy Veillard


Jeremy Veillard, PhD

Program Manager, Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, The World Bank Group

Jeremy Veillard is a health sector leader with extensive experience in partnerships and in leading transformational change. He has extensive experience in partnerships in the health sector at hospital, provincial, Pan-Canadian and international levels. Jeremy is a hospital administrator by background with a PhD in health systems research and experience leading transformation at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, internationally at the World Bank and the World Health Organization, at pan-Canadian level in Canada and at hospital level in France. He has worked in over a dozen countries and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Since June of 2015 Jeremy has applied his experience at The World Bank Group as the Program Manager, PHCPI & Strategic Policy Adviser to the Senior Director. In this role, he leads the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) for the Bank, a presidential initiative involving the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization. It is focused on accelerating performance improvement in the delivery of primary healthcare in low and middle-income countries.

Previous to The World Bank, Jeremy was the Vice-President, Research and Analysis with the Canadian Institute for Health Information. At CIHI he led all aspects of research and analysis with a staff of 150 people. He worked closely with provincial and federal governments, regional health authorities and health care providers on performance and health system transformation issues. Jeremy has a deep understanding of federal, provincial and territorial dynamics and knowledge of the key Canadian health sector participants in the areas of policy development. Focused on results, he is experienced in applying data and evidence to drive change in policy and service delivery.