Michael Herrera recently joined George Brown College as their Interim Chief Financial Officer. He provides senior level leadership and comprehensive financial technical expertise relating to the financial operations of the College. He will be responsible for College-wide expenditure management and resource allocation that includes the management of College funds, financial analysis, reporting and auditing requirements, as well as continuing the important work that has begun related to efficiency, effectiveness and modernization, including activities like the creation of a long term capital plan for the College.
Michael has spent a career in service to the not-for-profit sector, having worked with social services, religious and arts organizations. Prior to joining George Brown College, he spent nearly a decade with United Way Greater Toronto - the largest United Way in the world. He has held similar positions at the Anglican Church of Canada, YMCA of Greater Toronto and National Ballet of Canada. Previous to these roles, Michael was a manager at EY and, as an independent consultant, he supported arts and heritage organizations through the development and delivery of financial and governance training to a variety of organizations throughout the province.
Michael's community involvement includes past governance roles with organizations such as Social Planning Council, Toronto Foundation and Ontario Museums Association. He currently serves on the board of directors for Crow’s Theatre, Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation, and Making The Shift - a Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab with a mandate to contribute to how we respond to youth homelessness through research and knowledge mobilization specific to youth homelessness prevention and housing stabilization.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and has been a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario since 1996.