I am very pleased to announce Ms. Manon Harvey is the new director, integrated planning and chief budget officer for UBC’s Okanagan campus effective January 10, 2019. Her experience and background are a great addition to our team and will build upon a strong foundation of work completed over the last number of years.
Manon brings to UBC Okanagan more than two decades of experience and leadership at the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). There, she was responsible for ensuring the integrity of all aspects of the organization’s financial dealings, and for managing the sum of $7 billion that has been entrusted to the CFI by the Government of Canada.
As vice-president of finance and corporate services, Manon has been responsible for the accuracy and fairness of the CFI's financial statements and other reporting, and for the accounting system from which they are derived. In addition to finance, her portfolio included human resources, information technology, and administrative services. She was an officer of the CFI Board of directors, and served as the secretary and treasurer.
Manon maintains professional memberships and associations with a number of organizations, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) and the Ordre des CPA du Québec. For over 10 years, until June 2014, she was both a member of the board of directors as well as the chair of the audit committee for Hydro Ottawa. More recently, she became an external member of the departmental audit committee of the RCMP.
Manon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (summa cum laude) from the University of Ottawa. In addition to Chartered Professional Accountant designations in both Ontario and Quebec, she has a certificate in management information systems from the Université du Québec en Outaouais and obtained her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors at McGill University.
I very much look forward to working closely with Manon in helping to enable UBC Okanagan’s exciting plans.
Associate Vice-President, Finance and Operations