Juliet Woodfield, CPA, CA
Juliet Woodfield, CPA, CA
Vice-President, Finance & Human Resources and Chief Financial Officer
Defence Construction Canada
Juliet joined DCC's Executive Management Team in September 2016. She brings more than 20 years of public and private sector experience, and was most recently the Vice-President, Corporate Services and CFO at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. She has worked with a variety of government organizations and has also served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program in Brussels, Belgium. Juliet is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.
- What do you hope to achieve in your current role?
- Overall, sound financial management and the strategic management of DCC’s human resources—or in other words, to strategically create an organization where we are able to recruit and retain the best talent in the industry, so we can have the right people, in the right place, with the right skill sets.
- What first interested you in working in infrastructure/development?
- In the infrastructure industry, a large number of skill sets are brought together to accomplish the end goal—be it a building, runway, jetty, or satellite system. For me, it is the synergy of those multitude of skill sets and the end goal which attracted me to infrastructure. As a Chartered Accountant, I can play an important role throughout the lifecycle of the project. My first exposure to infrastructure was international, which expanded my interest in this area. I also have a personal connection to the Canadian Armed Forces, so at Defence Construction Canada I am motivated to support military personnel and their operations.
- What is your proudest professional achievement?
- That’s a good question. I have been fortunate to have many great achievements throughout my career. Two highlights for me include: at the Office of the Auditor General, I was the trainer for the senior management group that included Sheila Fraser, the Auditor General of Canada at the time. I both developed and delivered that training, which made me feel that I had made a significant contribution to the organization. The second achievement would be during my time at the Infrastructure Program at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. I redesigned the financial payment processes between nations and modernized the financial reporting processes resulting in improved efficiency, transparency and accountability of the $10 billion infrastructure program.