PFM Executive Search is excited to announce the appointment of Debbie Carter as the new Vice President, Finance & Administration for Capilano University! Debbie commenced her employment on October 5th, 2020.
Debbie has held numerous leadership positions in her career, including chief administration and chief financial officer roles. Debbie comes to CapU from the District of Oak Bay, where she served as the municipality’s director of financial services and acting chief administrative officer. Prior to this, Debbie was the executive director, corporate finance & chief financial officer for the Province of Alberta’s Ministry of Human Services. Her professional background includes extensive leadership experience in complex, multi-discipline and unionized environments where her oversight has included financial planning and forecasting; asset and risk management and strategic planning.
Debbie is a Chartered Professional Accountant and earned her Master of Business Administration at Laurentian University. Her professional development includes management and leadership studies at the University of Alberta; Emergency Operations Centre training with the Justice Institute of BC and procurement and contract management training through the Province of British Columbia.
Debbie has volunteered as a presenter for municipal fire services and the Government Finance Officers Association BC. Her community service also includes invigilating examinations for the Certified General Accountants Association, BC at the University of Victoria and a term on the board of the Local Government Management Association. In the relief efforts for the Southern Alberta Floods of 2013, Debbie’s department was responsible for issuing $63.6 million in emergency relief funding to 37,000 impacted families.
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