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Deidre Henne


Location: Hamilton, ON

Deidre (Dee) Henne is McMaster University’s Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Vice-President of Administration, a role she has held for more than ten years. Throughout her leadership, she has led transformational process changes focused on sustainability reporting and climate-related disclosures. Dee has also co-led and published research on Canadian Higher Education Responsible Investing disclosure practices.  Prior to joining McMaster, Dee held a number of positions at Hamilton Health Sciences, including Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Population Health Research Institute. 

Dee’s career service includes chairing the Council of Ontario Financial Officers from 2017 to 2021. She served on the Boards of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre and the Human Resource Professional Association of Ontario. She also served her municipality on an inaugural Hamilton Ward 1, Participatory Budget Committee. 

Dee is a CPA (2001) and earned an MBA from Western University (2009).