Meet the Leadership Team
Division of Finance and Administration
Vice-President Finance and Administration
Carol is responsible for York University’s largest non-academic division. She provides the university with prudent financial and operational stewardship in support of York’s reputation as a leading international teaching and research university and a driving force for positive change.
Assistant Vice-President, Ancillary Services
With over 25 years of senior administrative experience in post-secondary education, Kim McLean leverages her expertise to identify and harness opportunities that improve the delivery and quality of ancillary services at York and enhance the student experience.
Budgets & Asset Management
Assistant Vice-President, Budgets and Asset Management
Ran Lewin assumed the role of Assistant Vice-President Budgets, Planning and Asset Management in September 2020. Ran is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the University Executives, Board of Governors and other Board Committees in the areas of budget and asset management. He also provides leadership direction for managing and maintaining the University’s SHARP budget model, the development and implementation of an asset management system and advancing York’s vision for service excellence.
Executive Director, Community Safety Department
Orville Wallace is the Executive Director, Community Safety Department. With over twenty years of experience, Orville Wallace has dedicated himself to promoting equity for racialized communities through programming, philanthropy, training, and community safety across the province. He is recognized as a leader in the social services sector and has been instrumental in leading large-scale initiatives that support young people across Canada.
Assistant Vice-President, Facilities Services Department
Brad Parkes is a seasoned facilities leader with over 30 years of experience in facilities management, construction, planning, design, operations, space management and sustainability from the education sector.
Assistant Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Darus has 25+ years of experience in the finance and audit field in both public and private sectors. His portfolio includes Risk Management Services, Pension Investments, Controllership, Treasury, and Strategic Procurement Services. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Before joining York University, Darus was an Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touché accounting firm.
Director, Internal Audit
Weiling Li joined York University in 2006 as a Senior Internal Auditor and in 2022 she was appointed to the position of Director, Internal Audit.
Office of the Vice President Finance and Administration
Senior Executive Officer
Richard joined the University in July 2018 after more than 23 years of progressive experience with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). He provides executive level support to the Vice-President Finance and Administration in the day-to-day management of the division in support of the divisional and institutional goals.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Mike Layton is a proven champion of climate action and equality with almost two decades of experience leading change in public policy in senior roles both inside and outside government.
University Information Technology
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Brad Strom has more than 25 years of executive management experience and more than 16 years of digital strategy and information technology expertise. He has led organizational transformation through the strategic adoption and management of IT solutions, as well as navigated and managed enterprise-level governance.
University Services Centre
Assistant Vice-President, University Services Centre
Anthony Barbisan leads the University Services Centre at York University – a shared services entity serving more than 60,000 students, faculty and staff, that brings together services from across the University into a single, integrated department that is focused on service excellence, digital transformation and efficiency.
Anthony is a highly effective, collaborative, and service-oriented leader and team builder. His strong business acumen and strategic vision have led to the implementation of transformative initiatives to drive positive change, enhance the campus experience for the entire York community, and improve operational and financial performance.