Ernie Daniels was appointed to the Bank of Canada’s Board of Directors in January 2023.
From the Salt River First Nation in the Northwest Territories, Mr. Daniels is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager. He also holds a diploma in Public and Business Administration from Arctic College.
Mr. Daniels has more than 35 years of senior-level financial management experience. Since 2012, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the First Nations Finance Authority, a First Nations-governed non-profit financial institution. He has also held leadership positions with AFOA Canada and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
Throughout his career, Mr. Daniels has developed extensive expertise in financial analysis, financing proposals and business planning, organizational restructuring, and financial accounting for Indigenous businesses and not-for-profit organizations.