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Navinder Basra appointed Vice-President, Finance and Administration

The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce the appointment of Navinder Basra as Vice-President, Finance and Administration effective January 16, 2023.

Navinder is currently the Acting Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer for the Winnipeg School Division.  He previously served as Director of Finance/Assistant Secretary Treasurer for the Winnipeg School Division, and as Director of Finance for Shared Health’s Diagnostic Services of Manitoba. Prior to that and for almost 10 years, he held senior financial roles with the National Health Service in England. While serving in these roles he has been responsible for strategic planning, financial analysis, resource allocation, reporting and accounting, and project management, and has taken great pride in supporting and building effective teams. He has also overseen budgets ranging from $420 million to $825 million, and had direct responsibility for many large units including audit, payroll, purchasing, finance, facilities, information technology, and transportation.

Navinder is a licensed Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA), and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounts (CIPFA), which is a professional institute in England for accountants working in public services, national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and other bodies where public money needs to be managed. He has also participated in numerous leadership development programs.

Please join us in congratulating Navinder on his appointment as Vice-President, Finance and Administration.