The government says Stephen Lockwood has a background rooted in strong financial oversight and good corporate governance.
Lockwood, a lawyer, is currently the president and co-CEO of Okotoks-based Mullen Group, a trucking and logistics company.
He takes over from Catherine Roozen, who served as Alberta Health Service's interim chairwoman after Ken Hughes stepped down to sit in the legislature.
Dr. Tony Fields has been named the new chairman of the Health Quality Council of Alberta.
Fields, an oncologist, was a vice-president with Alberta Health Services and was already sitting on the quality council's board.