Yale has been the Treasurer at the University of British Columbia since joining the university in March 2019. In this role he is responsible for providing financial analysis to support strategic initiatives and capital projects for all UBC campuses and locations, and ensuring UBC has sufficient financial liquidity through strong cash and debt management practices. He is also responsible for leading strategic financial planning, tax, leases and licences, and revenue accounting. In his role, Yale oversees all of UBC’s financial assets, including UBC’s $2 billion endowment pool, and is heavily involved with UBCs efforts to evolve and further strengthen our responsible investing framework for the $2 billion endowment fund. Yale has over 30 years of capital markets and corporate experience. He joined UBC from Aritzia, where he served as Treasurer and previously held senior roles with Finning International, Capital Power Corporation, and BC Hydro.
In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors at UBC Investment Management, Yale is also a member of the Board of Directors of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. Yale currently serves his community as a member of the finance Committee of the Board at West Point Grey Academy. He was previously a member of the United Way of the Lower Mainland Campaign Cabinet and a member of the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Foundation.
Yale is a commerce graduate from UBC and earned an Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Yale also holds his Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Professional Accountant designations.