UBC welcomes Andrew Simpson as new VP, Finance

We’re delighted to welcome Andrew Simpson as the new VP, Finance, as of June 22, 2015.

As the lead executive in Finance, Andrew is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Finance portfolio, and for accomplishing the vision, commitments, goals and actions of the University’s strategic plan to ensure the growth and success of UBC.

Andrew has achieved notable successes in delivering improved financial, business and operational outcomes for several universities and has spent most of his professional life in leadership roles in Higher Education, most recently at Victoria University, in Wellington New Zealand, where he held the role of Chief Operating Officer. As the COO, he led the strategic coordination across the University’s Finance and other administrative teams, ensuring high-quality data analysis and reporting through better systems and frameworks, and also led the development and implementation of long-term resourcing strategies for the University.

Previously, he was Vice-Principal Operations & Finance at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, and held progressive senior finance roles at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, the former Central Institute of Technology in Wellington, the University of Otago and Ernst & Young. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago and is a registered New Zealand Chartered Accountant.

Andrew’s offices are located in the Finance Leadership Office on the 6th Floor of Koerner Library.