Werner Liedtke, CPA, CMA

Werner Liedtke

Interim Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Services

In March 2019, Werner Liedtke joined the Agency as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Services and was appointed interim Commissioner in February 2024.

Before joining FCAC, he had a long career in the military. He began as a member of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders. Upon reaching the rank of Corporal, he was accepted as an Officer Cadet at Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. In 1988, he graduated with a Bachelor of Administration from Coll├Ęge militaire royal de Saint-Jean.

His first posting was in Toronto, Ontario and he served extensively with the Logistics Finance Community. Highlights include being appointed the 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Comptroller, Staff Officer to the Director General Financial Services and various finance positions in Ottawa. He also served at Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands as the J8 Budget Officer responsible for NATO ISAF financial operations in Afghanistan. He was deployed to Kabul in January 2004 as the ISAF HQ Deputy CJ8.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 2006, he served as the Information Management Group Comptroller and as Director of Budget 3, responsible for budget operations within the Department of National Defence. In 2009 he assumed command of the Canadian Forces Support Unit (Europe) in Geilenkirchen, Germany.

He was promoted to Colonel in 2010 and served as the Royal Canadian Air Force Comptroller/Director Air Comptrollership and Business Management. In 2015, he was promoted to Brigadier-General and worked as the Director General Financial Management. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in October 2017 and worked as the Chief Financial Management/Deputy Chief Financial Officer for National Defence until March 2019.He is a Certified Management Accountant and completed Masters Degrees in Business Administration at the University of Ottawa and in Defence Studies at Royal Military College. In addition, he graduated from the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in 2006.

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