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Vice-President (Operations and Finance)

Operational Excellence

Who We Are

Saher Fazilat
Vice-President (Operations and Finance)

Meet the Vice-President (Operations and Finance)

Saher oversees the university’s administrative and ancillary services and ensures that all financial, physical systems and human resources are effectively utilized and contribute to the operational excellence of McMaster University.

Her portfolio includes $4.5 billion in financial assets, 400 acres of land and over ten million square feet of building space. Through McMaster’s human resources services, the work and well-being of more than 11,000 staff and faculty members are supported.

From ensuring our university is financially sound and our buildings and grounds are beautiful, to providing health and wellness offerings to faculty and staff, technical help to our community, and so much more, our leaders and their teams help keep McMaster University running efficiently and effectively.

Information Box Group

Amanda Baldwin

Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

Alex Coldwell

Executive Assistant to Saher Fazilat

Brent Davis

University Counsel

Office of Legal Services

Colin George

Chief Risk Officer

Enterprise Risk Management

Debbie Martin

Associate Vice-President, Real Estate, and Partnerships and Ancillary Operations

Wanda McKenna

Assistant Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Allison Mullin

Communications Manager

Anna Purina

Chief Internal Auditor

Office of Audit Services