Annual General Meeting 2022

The Annual General Meeting was held on November 22, 2022, at the Shaw Center, in Ottawa, Ontario. 

Nominated to the fmi*igf National Board of Directors:

Valeri Perry
Eastern Regional Director

Valeri Perry has been with the Province of New Brunswick for 26 years and currently holds the position of Budget Manager, Financial Services, in the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.

Previously, Valeri held positions in numerous departments, including Wellness, Culture and Sport, Education and Health.

Valeri truly began her volunteer career with fmi*igf while planning the 2012 Fredericton Public Sector Management Workshop. She has been on the Board of Directors in the Fredericton Chapter since 2011, serving in various roles including Marketing Director and as President for the years of 2018-2020.

Valeri loves winter and in her spare time you can find her and her husband out snowmobiling the diverse system of New Brunswick trails. When she isn’t chasing snow drifts, she’s chasing gymnasiums, courts and ball fields; volunteering as Team Manager and cheering for her daughter in the bleachers.


Shawn Melnychuk

I am currently Manager, Resource Management and Reporting with the Department of Western Economic Diversification.  For over 10 years, have been responsible for financial management that includes department budget allocation and management of operating and grants and contributions, senior management reporting on department financial position, central agency reporting that includes Main and Supplementary Estimates, TB submission costing, parliamentary questions and financial system control and maintenance.

Prior to WED, I worked with Alberta Region, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) for 8 years.  Roles included programs funding services officer and Manager, Financial Allocations and Transfer Payments.

Before my positions at INAC, held several positions at Revenue Canada.  These positions included Enquiries, Identification and Compliance, Auditor and Appeals Officer.

I obtained my CMA designation in 2000 and am past president of the Edmonton Chapter of the Financial Management Institute from July 2011 to 2014.


Adam Taylor
Western Regional Director

Adam Taylor, CPA, CGA, is a Partner with MNP’s Enterprise Risk Services team. Adam provides risk management, consulting, internal and value-for-money audits, and assurance services to private and public organizations, helping them improve governance, processes, and reporting.

Prior to joining MNP, Adam served the B.C. government for 16 years in a variety of roles, including Chief Financial Officer of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Executive Director of Technology Initiatives in the Natural Resource Sector. Adam has extensive experience in helping organizations maximize opportunities, reduce risk exposures, and optimize operational effectiveness. His expertise also encompasses program and project governance, including IT governance, procurement, and negotiation support.

Adam’s focus includes internal and value-for-money audits, program reviews, financial and control effectiveness reviews, as well as performance measurement and benefits realization. His experience includes program and project governance, including IT governance and procurement and negotiation support.


Douglas McConnachie

Douglas (Doug) McConnachie was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Sector at Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) in October 2019. In this role, he is accountable for the stewardship of a voted appropriation of over $5B as well as the provision of human resources, corporate planning, accommodation and security management services to roughly 6,000 FTEs throughout Canada.

Doug has 26 years of experience in public sector management and corporate finance and has served in senior management roles at Environment and Climate Change Canada, Public Safety Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant who holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University.



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