Dr. Ian Rongve joined the British Columbia Ministry of Health in June 2016 as the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Hospital, Diagnostic and Clinical Services Division. Under Dr. Rongve's leadership, the Division works with providers and stakeholders to provide strategic oversight, policy development and evaluation for laboratory services and diagnostic services, blood services, genomic/genetic testing and related services, acute care services, virtual care services, home health monitoring and HealthLink BC. The Division also has accountability and responsibility for all of the work related to the Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Provincial Health Services Authority and its agencies.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rongve was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Knowledge Management and Accountability, at the Ministry of Education and, from March 2012 to November 2013, 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 and 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.
Dr. Rongve is married and he and his wife, Annemarie, have two boys, Rhys who is 15 and Lukas who is 13.