Dr. Ian Rongve joined the Ministry of Health in June 2016 as the Assistant Deputy Minister Provincial, Hospital and Laboratory Health Services Division. In May 2020, Ian was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of the COVID Response and Health Emergency Management Division, ensuring an ongoing, focused response to supporting the health system within the context of COVID-19. In June of 2021, Dr. Rongve was appointed the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategy and Innovation Division.
The Strategy and Innovation Division supports British Columbia’s population and patients in accessing new innovations in care, British Columbia’s health services and health infrastructure in developing and scaling novel and sustainable models of delivery and will drive large scale innovation tackling the systems most significant challenges.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rongve was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Knowledge Management and Accountability, at the Ministry of Education. From March 2012 to November 2013, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Sector Strategy and Quality Assurance Division, at the Ministry of Advanced Education.
Dr. Rongve holds a Ph.D. in economics. He spent eight years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina, before moving back to British Columbia and joining the public service. He has worked in senior roles in the Ministries of Finance, Health, Advanced Education and Education.