Caroline Davis joined Queen's University as Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) in January 2010, after a successful and wide-ranging career in the federal public service. Her last position in the government was Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), where she oversaw the implementation of the $1.9B Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. She previously served as INAC's Chief Financial Officer for five years, and also worked on First Nations land management and on comprehensive land claims in the north and the west of Canada. She also occupied a variety of other positions in the federal government, primarily in the field of financial management.
In the spring of 2009, as an adjunct professor in Queen's University's School of Policy Studies, she taught a course in the Masters of Public Administration program.
Ms Davis was recently elected Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. This is the Institute's highest designation, awarded for outstanding career achievements and service to the community and the accountancy profession.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in chemistry from the University of Wales.