Gayle joined the University of Victoria (UVic) on September 1, 2006 as Vice-President Finance and Operations. She is responsible for the budget office, computing services, campus security, emergency planning, facilities management, financial services, and human resources. Prior to coming to UVic she was with the University of Calgary as associate vice-president administration for three years and in various executive positions for the Calgary Health Region. She began her career at Ernst and Young.
Gayle has a bachelor of business administration and received her chartered accountant (CPA CA) designation in 1985, becoming a Fellow of the CPA-CA in 2016. Gayle has extensive board experience and holds an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Gayle is a member of the Audit Committee.