Carol Barrie, CPA, CA
CFN Executive Director and COO
Non-voting Member: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Audit and Finance Committee, Research Management Committee, Education and Training Committee, Knowledge Translation Committee, Scientific Review Committee
Carol Barrie was appointed Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer in June of 2014. She is a non-voting member of the Board and Board Committees, and all Network Advisory Committees. Previously, Carol served as CFN’s Chief Financial Officer from the Network’s start-up in 2012, and also participated in developing the initial funding proposal to the NCE. Her past experience in multiple sectors gives her a unique perspective of the governance and leadership needs of an NCE, and her academic background and business skills have been put to good use in developing business plans and key performance indicators, risk registers and monitoring systems for the Network. Before joining CFN, Carol led teams in the post-secondary education and research sector, serving as Director of Research Finance and Administration at Queen’s University; in the not-for-profit sector, heading Finance and Administration at the South East Community Care Access Centre and at the Prince Edward Association for Community Living; and as an independent consultant working with researchers and start-up organizations. Her experience also includes working as a management consultant and auditor with Deloitte. She has also served as a Board member for the Brain Injury Association of Southeast Ontario, and is well-versed in family caregiving for the frail elderly, giving her a well-rounded appreciation for the stakeholders we serve. Carol is a strong advocate of continuous learning and most recently has completed the Queen’s University Leadership Certification Program.