Patrick Gauch, MBA, LLM, ICD.D
Vice-President, Finance and Operations, The Ottawa Cancer Foundation
Ottawa, Ontario

Patrick brings a wealth of experience as a Corporate Director, having served on more than fifteen boards in the private, not-for profit and municipal sectors over the last 25 years. With expertise in leadership, strategic planning, financial management, human resources management, governance, organizational development and risk management, he is adept at dealing with the complex issues facing not-for-profit organizations.

Patrick is the Vice-President, Finance and Operations for The Ottawa Cancer Foundation where he is responsible for finance, human resources, information technology, enterprise risk management, legal affairs and contract administration, and operations. Previous roles include Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer for Supply Chain Canada, a national membership based professional association, and Chief Financial Officer for YMCA Canada, one of Canada’s largest and oldest charities.

Patrick is currently on the Board of Supply Chain Canada (Treasurer and Chair, Finance and Audit Committee) and SPAO: Photographic Arts Centre, and is Chair of the Board Nominating Committee for the Human Resources Professionals Association.

Patrick’s academic credentials include a Master of Business Administration (Executive Management) from Royal Roads University and a Master of Laws (Business Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School. In addition, he is a designated Corporate Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors and has several professional credentials in executive leadership, association management, finance, human resources, and governance.