Artscape first CFO, Andrew Gall provides strategic financial guidance through COVID-19 and beyond
Artscape welcomes Andrew Gall as the organization’s first Chief Financial Officer. In his first month as CFO, Andrew has played a pivotal role in providing strategic financial guidance to help Artscape continue to fulfill its mission throughout the COVID-19 epidemic and beyond.
“In his short time with us, Andrew has already provided sound financial guidance during these uncertain and unprecedented times,” says Tim Jones, CEO of Artscape. “His depth of financial leadership experience will help Artscape pave a fiscally responsible way forward for each of our social enterprises.”
As CFO, Andrew will guide the executive team on strategic financial and administration management. He will be responsible for all facets of the financial and information technology systems, including finance and accounting, financial planning and asset analysis, budget development and forecasts, and risk and compliance. He will also lead the organization in managing relationships with its banking, financing and impact investor partners.
Andrew brings more than 20 years of experience in mergers, change management, general management, finance, business development, strategy, risk management, governance, information technology, and human resources. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) and Vice President, Finance and Administration at Health Shared Services Ontario (formerly the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres).
Andrew’s previous experience also includes nine years with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA) where he played a key role in the major post-merger integration of the three regulated accounting professions in Ontario.
In addition to holding an Executive MBA from University of Toronto and an Honours BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, Andrew is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCMA), Chartered Director (C. Dir.). He is also Audit Committee Certified (A.C.C.) and has earned the Certified M&A Integration credential. Andrew also serves as a Board Director of another registered healthcare charity and a not-for-profit professional organization.
The new Chief Financial Officer position was created with the restructuring of Artscape’s leadership in 2019, where the organization introduced Tanya Sinclair in a newly created role as Vice President of People and Culture, and saw the creation of a Chief Strategy Officer position now held by Assaf Weisz. More information on the changes here.
Learn more about Artscape’s Executive Team.