May 5, 2021

Doug Blakeney – Executive Director, Internal Assurance – University of British Columbia

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is pleased to announce that Doug Blakeney has been selected as the new Executive Director, Internal Assurance with the University of British Columbia. His appointment comes after a international search conducted by PFM, which brought forward a diverse slate of qualified candidates for consideration.

Reporting directly to the Chief Assurance and Risk Officer and working closely with the Enterprise Risk and Assurance (ERA) leadership team, as Executive Director, Internal Assurance, Doug will lead the department of Internal Assurance to significantly contribute to the delivery of the ERA Strategic Plan, to deliver a best-in-class integrated enterprise risk and internal assurance function.

Doug will oversee the delivery of internal assurance components of the risk-based annual ERA plan through a team of enterprise risk and assurance professionals. He will also collaborate with other risk, compliance, and assurance functions across the university to maximize overall value delivered, while reducing potential duplication of effort.

Before starting in this role, Doug was the former Chief Internal Audit Officer at the Provincial Health Services Authority. He brings with him over two decades of risk management and corporate finance experience in public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Doug is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, and also holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance.

Doug began his new role on April 7, 2021.

PFM Executive Search is a recognized leader in senior leadership recruitment and is known for its ability to facilitate large and complex Selection Committees in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Over the past 29-years, PFM has recruited senior leaders from all over the world.