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Caroline Davis

Distinguished Fellow


Caroline Davis specializes in governance and financial management in the public sector and not-for-profit organizations. She is a Fellow of CPA Ontario, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London before coming to Canada. She has a BSc with honours in chemistry from the University of Wales. 

Caroline served for seven years as Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) at Queen’s University. Before that, she worked in the Government of Canada, her last position being Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). She was also INAC’s chief financial officer for five years, was the ADM responsible for land and trust services, and was involved in negotiating comprehensive land claims in the north and the west of Canada. 

Since moving to Kingston, Caroline has volunteered with the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and she chaired its board of directors in 2016-17. She is also on the board of United Way Centraide Canada, and for 2017-18 was Vice-Chair. 

In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed Caroline as a director of the First Nations Financial Management Board, an indigenous-run organization that provides services to First Nations seeking to strengthen their fiscal stewardship and accountability regimes.  Her appointment was renewed in March 2019.