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Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services

Elizabeth Stuart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services

Rear-Admiral (Ret’d) Elizabeth Stuart joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a reservist in 1983 and transferred to the Regular Force in 1986 in the Sea Logistics Officer career path.

Between 1988 and 2011, RAdm Stuart served in various Logistics capacities. Her key appointments included: Public Funds and Non-Public Funds Accounting Officer Canadian Forces Base Halifax, Supply Officer, HMCS CORMORANT AND HMCS IROQUOIS; Financial Policy Officer, United Nations Transitional Authority Headquarters, Cambodia; Senior Staff Officer Personnel at Royal Military College; Formation Comptroller and Formation Logistics Officer Maritime Forces Atlantic; Maritime Command Business Planner, Royal Canadian Navy Comptroller, Logistics Branch Naval Co-Advisor; and Commander of the Canadian Materiel Support Group.

In 2011, she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff, Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) Group, and in 2013 was posted to the Treasury Board of Canada on special attachment.

RAdm Stuart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Dalhousie University) and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy with a core qualification in Supply Chain Management (National Defence University, Washington, DC). She graduated from the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Upon promotion to Rear-Admiral in 2014, she was appointed Chief of Staff, Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services) Group, J8 of the Canadian Armed Forces, and Chair of the Logistics Branch Senior Council.

Following retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces in February 2016, Elizabeth Stuart was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services, Veterans Affairs Canada.

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