Peter Markell

Peter Markell will become the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Lifespan, where he will be responsible for providing financial and administrative leadership across the Lifespan system. Effective January 30, 2023, Mr. Markell will lead Lifespan’s key financial and operational initiatives and will work closely with John Fernandez, the newly appointed president and chief executive officer for Lifespan, to create and lead the execution of Lifespan’s strategic plan.

“The recruitment of Mr. Markell is one of John Fernandez’s first successes, as Peter’s expertise will be an asset to Lifespan’s long- and short-term financial and operational success, said Lifespan Interim President and CEO Arthur J. Sampson. “He brings a strong balance of financial and administrative management to Lifespan. Mr. Markell will provide key counsel to the incoming CEO and board of directors on strategic planning and direction as the system rebuilds from COVID’s financial and operational impact.”  

Mr. Markell previously served as executive vice president of administration and finance, and chief financial officer and treasurer at Mass General Brigham, where he was a leading executive from 1999 until his retirement in 2021.  He was responsible for financial oversight of $14 billion in operations with assets of approximately $21 billion, and managed teams within the areas of corporate finance, research management, information systems, real estate, treasury, and human resources. 

Mr. Markell is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Science with concentrations in accounting and finance from Boston College. 

Kathleen Hart

Director, Public Relations
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