Directors, Officers and Staff
Kevin Malloy, CA, Chair of the MFC Board
On December 8, 2008 Kevin was appointed as Deputy Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (SNSMR). Kevin joined SNSMR in November of 2004 to fill the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) position. Prior to joining SNSMR, Kevin took over the responsibilities of Controller for the Province of Nova Scotia on July 19, 1999. As the senior financial position in government, the Controller is responsible for leading and directing the corporate financial systems including accountability control systems; the central accounting system; the Internal Audit function; internal and external reporting systems and government payroll services. Prior to being appointed Controller, Kevin was Director of Finance for the Department of Transportation and Public Works. Kevin joined government in 1984 where he spent five years with the provincial Auditor General’s office, and subsequent to those nine years with the Department of Education.
Marc Britney, UNSM Representative
Marc Britney graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1987 and earned his Certified Financial Planner designation in 1998. Marc has been a financial planner and branch manager with SISIP Financial Services since 2001. Marc was first elected to the Council of the Town of Middleton in 1993 and has served on various boards and committees during his terms on Council. Marc was appointed to the Municipal Finance Corporation Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities in 2010.
Keith Hunter, UNSM Representative
Keith Hunter graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. in 1969. He owned Jerry’s Supermarket in Amherst, Nova Scotia from 1969-2006. In 1991, Keith was elected to the Council of Municipality of Cumberland (presently in 6th term), and served as Deputy Warden from1998-1999. In 2000, he was elected Warden of Cumberland County. Keith has also served on various boards, such as: 1991 - 2007 Board Member and Chair, Athol Forestry Cooperative, 2005-Present Board Member of Nova Scotia Municipal Finance Corporation, 1991 - 2001 Board Member of Central Nova Tourist Association, 2006 - 2007 Board Member of Federation of Canadian Municipalities, 2006 -2007 Chair of Atlantic Caucus – FCM, Past Chair Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority (Solid Waste), Past Chair Entrance Development Committee (A Sub-Committee of CREDA established to beautify the area between the NS/NB border and the Town of Amherst to attract more tourists to Amherst and our Sunrise and Glooscap Trails), 1992-Dec 2006 Chair North Tyndal Wellfield Advisory Committee. From 2006-Present, Keith has served on the UNSM Board of Directors, and in 2008- Present, serving as the Rural Caucus Chair on UNSM Board of Directors.
Janet Murphy, Member at Large
Janet M Murphy is an independent Financial Services Consultant with a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University and a B.A. Economics from Memorial University. Her career in Financial Management of over twenty years has included Business Manager for the Hydro Production Division of Nova Scotia Power and Controller for the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. She has volunteered on various committees including the Professional Development Committee of HRANS, Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Scholarship Committee, Student Advisory Council for Beechville Middle School and serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nova Scotia. She was appointed to the Municipal Finance Corporation’s Board of Directors as Member at Large in 2010.
Cathie Osborne, AMA Representative
Mrs. Cathie Osborne, CGA, began municipal service in 1979 with the City of Dartmouth. With over 30 years of experience in municipal government, Mrs. Osborne brings a wealth of public sector experience to the Board. Mrs. Osborne is a graduate of Saint Mary's University where she earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree and Certificate in Human Resource Management in 1999. Mrs. Osborne achieved her Certified General Accountant designation in 2002 and has held the position of Deputy Auditor General for the Halifax Regional Municipality since April 1, 2010. Mrs. Osborne's prior responsibilities included the establishment and management of the first internal audit function in HRM and operational responsibility for general revenues.
Byron Rafuse was appointed Controller for the Province of Nova Scotia in June 2005, and additionally as Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in March 2010. Byron has more than 25 years experience with the provincial government where he has held several senior financial and program positions within the departments of the Solicitor General, Justice, Finance and Health.
Byron’s previous work experience includes the role of the lead accounting and financial position for several government departments and has also participated in the development of the corporate budget for the Province of Nova Scotia.
Byron graduated from the University of Saint Mary’s with his bachelor of Commerce. He is a Certified Management Accountant and currently on the Board of the Nova Scotia Society of Management Accountants as well as various other boards and trustees.
Kevin Malloy, CA, Chair of the MFC Board
Chief Executive Officer / Treasurer
Bob Houlihan has been employed in the government finance field for over 25 years. He has held various positions with the City of Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality and the provincial government including Municipal Advisor with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and Senior Corporate Financial Analyst with the Treasury Board Office. Bob was appointed CEO and Treasurer of MFC in October of 2010. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University and is a Certified General Accountant.Assistant Treasurer
Roy Spence joined the Department of Finance in October 1998 as the Director, Liability Management and Treasury Services. Prior to joining the Province of Nova Scotia, Roy was the Director of Fiscal Management in the Provincial Treasury, Province of Prince Edward Island. That position had responsibility for liability management and other finance functions. Roy graduated from Lakehead University with a Master of Arts degree in Economics. He also taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in economics for a number of years prior to joining the public service.
Paul Wills is currently a Municipal Advisor with Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations with the Province of Nova Scotia and has been in this roll since September 2008. Prior to this he was the Manager, Municipal Finance, with the same department. He graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 1987 and obtained his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 1994. Paul worked with the County of Kings where he was employed as the Chief Accountant for eight years. From there, he moved to the Town of New Glasgow in the role of Director of Corporate Services for two years before accepting the Manager’s position with the Province. Paul is the past chair of the Tangible Capital Asset Committee for Nova Scotia and the past chair of the Financial Reporting and Accounting Manual Committee.
Jennifer Glennie is a solicitor with Legal Services who joined the Justice team in July of 2008. Before joining Justice, Jennifer was a partner, practicing corporate and commercial law, with a large Atlantic Canadian firm. She is currently serving the Department of Finance, Municipal Finance Corporation, as well as crown corporations and agencies for which the Minister of Finance is responsible. Jennifer is a Peer Volunteer and Committee Member of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program and Chair of Justice’s Head Office Healthy Workplace Committee.
Chief Executive Officer / Treasurer
Manager of Financial Services
Bob Audoux has been employed by the NSMFC for over 13 years. In addition to Bob’s many years of service with the NSMFC, he has many years of previous experience working the Provincial government and private sector. Bob recently completed his Certified General Accounting designation in 2009.
Manager of Client Services
Melissa Mosher has been employed by the Provincial Government since 2006, where she began her career at the NSMFC as the Manager of Client Services. During her time at NSMFC, she had the opportunity to take a 15 month secondment with the Municipal Services Division of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of Manitoba (2004) and her Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University (2006).
Margo Horne has over 30 years experience in working with municipalities and with the Province of Nova Scotia. She has extensive experience in working with municipal finance and administration.