Saint John Common Council appointed Kevin Fudge as Commissioner of Finance and Administrative Services at its October 13, 2015 meeting. Mr. Fudge has been with the City of Saint John since 2007 and previously served as Deputy Commissioner of Saint John Water and Assistant Comptroller. As Deputy Commissioner Saint John Water, Mr. Fudge led the preparation of the annual utility budget and managed all financial aspects of the business case for the Safe, Clean Drinking Water Project that accompanied the City’s application for P3 Funding. He also led the City through its conversion from Fund Accounting to Public Sector Accounting standards, the most transformational financial accounting and reporting change in the history of Canadian Municipalities.
The Commissioner of Finance and Administrative Services is the Chief Financial and Accounting Officer of the City, in addition to the Treasurer of the City. The Commissioner is responsible for managing the City's strategic financial planning and projections, including economic forecasts and financial results, guiding Council in major financial decisions and for financial management and sustainable life-cycle management of the City’s physical assets (including fleet, facilities, real estate, purchasing and materials management).
Mr. Fudge is a graduate of UNB Saint John. He holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Prior to the City, Mr. Fudge held various positions with Bell Aliant, Irving Oil, and KPMG.