Vice-President Finance & Operations

Reporting to the President, the Vice President, Finance & Administration is responsible for all non-academic operations of the University. Working in cooperation with Senior Management Group members, the Vice-President provides leadership on administrative and financial matters of concern to the University. The Vice-President, in the capacity of treasurer of the institution, serves as a member of the University’s Board of Governors.


Gordon MacInnis, FCPA, FCA

Vice-President, Finance & Operations

Cape Breton University

Gordon MacInnis is responsible for the financial affairs of Cape Breton University as well as areas of human resources, facilities management, and information technology. He is also a strong contributor to setting the strategic directions of CBU and functions as a key liaison for senior orders of government.

Mr. MacInnis is a fellow chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada with several decades of experience in senior public-sector management positions. He has participated on many provincial workgroups and task forces concerning public-sector policy initiatives. In addition to volunteering with several local community groups, Mr. MacInnis is a member of the Board of Directors of Inter-university Services Inc., an inter-provincial organization with a goal of promoting collaboration between universities. He served as a member of the Premier’s panel charged with evaluating candidates for receipt of a Premier’s Award of Excellence to recognize outstanding on-the-job contributions of provincial employees and was also past-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the former Cape Breton Development Corporation, a federal crown corporation.

Since joining Cape Breton University in 2000, Mr. MacInnis has served in the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Interim President prior to assuming his present duties in 2003. Mr. MacInnis serves on the CBU Senate, various university committees and is a member of the University’s Board of Governors in his role as Treasurer of the Board.