Peter Smailes

Interim Vice-President, Finance & Operations

Peter is responsible for managing University-wide activities relating to capital financing and corporate borrowing, cash management, tax, Faculty Housing Assistance financing, Revenue Accounting and business contracts and leases.

Peter has been UBC’s Treasurer for 10 years. He was previously the Associate Treasurer, Finance. Before rejoining the University in 2001, Peter was a treasury consultant working with various universities, hospitals and not-for-profit clients.

Peter is the Assistant Secretary Treasurer to the UBC Properties Trust Board, a UBC Investment Management Trust Board member, Chair of the Finance Committee and a Board member of BCNET, a Great Northern Way Campus Trust Director, and a UBC Staff Pension Plan Director. He is also a member of the Boundary Bay Airport Advisory Committee.

Peter has a BA in Economics from Carleton University and is a CPA, CMA.