Terry Shields joins York University in the role of Assistant Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer

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The following is a message to the University community from York Vice-President Finance and Administration Carol McAulay:

Please join me in congratulating Terry Shields, who has accepted the position of Assistant Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, taking over from Interim AVP Finance & CFO Ran Lewin, effective Sept. 21.

Terry Shields
Terry Shields

As a senior member of the leadership team in the Division of Finance and Administration, Terry will work together with University Executives and the Board of Governors to provide leadership and direction of the Finance portfolio, as well as work to advance York’s vision for service excellence.

Terry joins us from Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare where he has been Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services & Risk, overseeing finance and accounting, treasury, risk management, information technology, capital planning, procurement, and corporate services.

Over the last eight months Terry has played an integral role in planning and managing the COVID-19 pandemic response for Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare. As Incident Manager, he oversaw business continuity planning, infection prevention & control, occupational health & safety, logistics, establishing assessment centres, operations planning and communications.

Prior to joining Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, Terry served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Erie Shores Healthcare, a Health Service Provider in Southwestern Ontario. In addition to his extensive leadership and financial expertise in healthcare, Terry has a consistent track record for delivering service excellence as a skilled customer service professional in senior positions with Anderson Merchandisers based in Richmond Hill and Allied Domecq Canada Ltd., based in Windsor. He has held board positions with the Hospice of Windsor-Essex County Inc., and Transform, a shared service organization serving hospitals.

In addition to his Chartered Professional Accountants designation (CPA-CGA), Terry holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor.

Please join me in welcoming Terry to the York University family.