November 2023

(St. John’s, NL) – C-CORE is pleased to announce Carla Russell’s appointment as the next Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services.  In this role, Carla will provide strategic vision and leadership for all financial and administrative operations in keeping with our organizational goals and values.

Carla is an experienced executive leader with significant business management experience that includes financial reporting, risk, treasury, contract negotiation, regulation, information technology, procurement, and financial planning. She is a graduate of Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.  Her most recent roles have been at Nalcor Energy in St. John’s, including Executive Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this role, she was the Chief Accounting Officer, with oversight of the company’s controllership activities, financial reporting, commercial issues, accounting, internal control, and corporate requirements. She is no stranger to working with Senior Leadership and Boards on the development and implementation of strategic goals and objectives in short- and long-term plans.

As a seasoned senior leader, with a track record of measurable success in managing finances, maintaining accountability, and critical decision-making, Carla will play an integral role in supporting C-CORE’s mission and long-term success.

“The committee was impressed by Carla’s depth of experience in finance and corporate services, her integrity, and her ability to build positive relationships. She brings an excellent grasp of negotiating and thinking outside the box, along with sound decision-making skills, steadfast leadership during change, and a zest for challenge. I know her experience and wisdom in bringing people together to creatively build solutions to current challenges will serve C-CORE well as we move forward,” said Paul Griffin, CEO of C-CORE.

“When I saw the opportunity to join C-CORE, I jumped at the chance to be part of this incredible organization and its legacy of innovation.  I have proven my ability to deliver measurable results and I feel as though my career has prepared me to make a real difference in my new role.  Leading people takes solid strategy and planning, but the best strategies can’t be successful without empowering and motivating everyone on our team to help us reach our goals. I am so excited to get to know everyone who makes C-CORE exceptional, and to work alongside them,” said Carla upon her appointment.

Russell will begin her role as Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services starting on November 20.


Media Contact:

Jared Remedios
Communications & Marketing Manager, C-CORE