MCFN mourns passing of chief financial officer

Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation is mourning the passing of Chief Financial Officer Gary Phillips, who also served as the finance director of the Six Nations of the Grand River.
The First Nation announced on Apr. 4 that Phillips had passed away, saying he had been with the organization since May 2021.
“It is with much sadness we share that our Chief Financial Officer, Gary Phillips, passed away last night,” MCFN stated in a press release Monday. “Gary has been part of our team since May of 2021 and has made incredible contributions to the organization during his short time with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Please join us in extending heartfelt condolences to Gary’s family, his friends and the finance department.”
“Baamaapii, Gary,” the press release said. “You will be missed.”
Phillips was a member of the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario. He served as the Director of Finance at SNGR for seven years, from 2012 to 2019. He left the position shortly after the elected of current elected Chief Mark Hill.
He was an independent consultant until he was hired at MCFN.
He was a CPA and CGA with skills in accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis.

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