The following is a message to the University community from York Vice-President Finance and Administration Carol McAulay:
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ran Lewin to the newly created position of Assistant Vice-President Budgets and Asset Management. Ran will assume his new role on Sept. 21.
In 2003, Ran joined York University’s Internal Audit department as a Senior Auditor. In 2012 he was promoted to Director, Internal Audit where he served as the University’s chief audit executive. He led a dedicated team that supported the Board of Governors and the University Executive in the performance of their governance responsibilities. He has spearheaded auditing and Enterprise Risk Management initiatives using a collaborative approach to advance and support the University’s strategic priorities. In 2019, Ran was appointed to the position of Director of Budgets and Planning where he was responsible for the planning and co-ordination of the University’s operating and ancillary budgets.
A financial operations leader with expertise in higher education, Ran has demonstrated dedication, commitment, and passion, consistently adding value in every role he has held at York. In July of this year, Ran stepped up to the challenge and took the helm as Interim Assistant-Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, following the retirement of Aldo DiMarcantonio.
In his role as Assistant Vice-President Budgets and Asset Management Ran will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the areas of budget and asset management to the Vice President Finance & Administration, Provost, University Executives as well as to the Board of Governors and other Board Committees. This will include the maintenance, management, and enhancement of the University’s SHARP budget model, development, and implementation of an asset management system, as well as working to advance York’s vision for service excellence.
Ran holds designations for both Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant (CA and CPA) in Canada and South Africa. He also has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Johannesburg.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ran for his stellar work over the past two months as the Interim AVP Finance and CFO and I look forward to working with him in his new role. Please join me in congratulating Ran.