Trish Pekeles

Executive Director, Financial Operations

Trish is responsible for leading the vision and strategic direction of the Financial Operations department to improve UBC’s financial sustainability, strategic sourcing capability, and operational efficiency.

The portfolio is comprised of Procure to Pay, Strategic Sourcing, Payroll Operations, Financial Systems, Revenue Accounting and Travel.

Trish has a diverse background that includes both private sector and public sector experience.

Before joining UBC, she held several senior executive roles in diverse areas at BC Hydro ranging from Executive Director Procurement, Interim CFO and Chief Strategy Officer, and Director of Finance Generation, Technology, Power Smart and Partnerships.

Trish was also the VP Finance and Administration at Vancouver Community College, and held a number of finance roles in the real estate and telecommunications industries.

Trish is on the Board of Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon and serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee.

Trish holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, and is a certified Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA), and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA).