Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President, Common Administrative Services Directorate
Patricia Sauvé-McCuan joined NSERC in March 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of the Common Administrative Services Directorate (CASD). She works to support both NSERC and SSHRC in the delivery of human resources, finance and awards administration, and information and innovation solutions. As the lead CASD executive, Patricia supports the accountabilities of the presidents by ensuring CASD’s effectiveness as a strategic partner, business enabler and service provider.
Prior to joining NSERC and SSHRC, Patricia was the Assistant Comptroller General with the Financial Management Transformation Sector of the Government of Canada where she was appointed to lead the Financial Management Transformation Project on behalf of the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada. In other previous appointments, she was responsible for the future direction of Financial Management and Grants and Contributions in the Chief Information Officer Branch at the Treasury Board Secretariat and was the Chief Information Officer at the Department of National Defence.
Patricia holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa.