Peter Smailes has been announced as UBC’s new Vice-President, Finance and Operations. Peter brings more than 20 years of experience at UBC and was formerly in the role of Treasurer.
Peter has been Interim Vice-President, Finance and Operations, since January of this year. As Vice-President, he will work closely with the President, the Board, Executive, Deans and other partners, in overseeing university-wide activities relating to capital financing and corporate borrowing, cash management, tax, faculty housing assistance financing, revenue accounting, and business contracts and leases.
He will also provide strategic leadership to ensure the university is successful in achieving the vision and goals set out in its strategic plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century.