As the Vice-President (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer, Ron leads the finance unit, risk management and insurance, ancillary services, and the office of the internal auditor.
Ron joined the university in 2021 as the senior associate vice-president (finance), and shortly after, stepped into the role of Vice-President (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer.
Ron is a senior finance executive with over 25 years of experience aligning financial strategy to organizational needs. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Ron held leadership positions within various large organizations including Ernst & Young LLP, Suncor Energy and most recently, at Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) where Ron has spent the past 12 years and progressed to Vice-President Finance and Principal Accounting Officer.
Ron is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP) and serves in UAPP’s Investment Committee. Further, Ron is also a member of the Board of Directors for the University of Calgary Properties Group.
Ron is an alumnus of the University of Calgary, holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.