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Laurie Harrison, Trustee

Laurie HarrisonLaurie Harrison is the Vice-President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She is a senior executive with over 20 years of diverse experience in finance, operations, planning and business development in the public sector.

Laurie was born in Alabama and raised in Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting.  She spent her early career in public accounting and the private sector in the U.S. before moving to Toronto in 1987.

She held senior positions at Baycrest Centre from 1996 to 2012 in Finance and Human Resources. She was Vice-President, Corporate Services, and Chief Financial Officer reporting to the President and CEO, with strategic and operational responsibility for finance, information management, planning, business development, legal affairs, facilities, redevelopment, environmental services, food and clinical nutrition, supply chain, security and emergency measures.

From 1989 to 1996 she held several positions at SickKids: Assistant Controller
(1989-1991); Corporate Controller (1991-1994); and Chief Financial Officer (1994-1996).