Terry has spent more than 20 years in senior finance and management positions with high profile Indigenous organizations. He has demonstrated leadership and made a significant contribution to the field of Indigenous finance, management and leadership, while raising the standards of Aboriginal finance and management practices.
For the past six years, he has been the president and chief executive officer of AFOA Canada. Previously he was the chief operating officer of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, president and CEO of the Indigenous Gaming Regulators Inc., chief financial officer of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and chief financial officer of the Assembly of First Nations.
At the front end of his career, Terry worked with the Government of Canada for more than 10 years where he held managerial, financial and operational policy positions.
Terry is the co-chair of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’ Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Jury and co-chair at Carleton University’s advisory circle for their new Indigenous Policy and Administration graduate program where is a sessional lecturer. He sits on committees for the Province of Ontario’s Independent Electricity Systems Operator. He has previously been an executive member of the board of directors for the National Centre for First Nations Governance and Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre.
Terry is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Ontario and a Chartered Director from McMaster University. He has a business degree from the University of Regina and a Masters in Public Administration from Carleton University in Ottawa. He holds both Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager and Certified Aboriginal Public Administrator designations. He recently obtained his Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities certificate at the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.