People Watch



OPSEU has appointed Giulia Volpe to OPTrust’s board of trustees.

Sun Life Financial has appointed Brigitte Parent as senior vice-president of group benefits.

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Michael Thompson to its executive compensation team as a director in the Toronto office.

Belton Boisselle Benefits & Pensions has appointed Trevor Richmond senior group underwriter.

Manulife Financial has appointed Donna Carbell senior vice-president of its group benefits team and Brett Marchand senior vice-president of its group retirement solutions team.

HUB International STRATA Benefits Consulting Inc. has appointed Shawn Dagg as consultant.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has announced a series of new appointments, including Alain Carrier, Suyi Kim and Deborah Orida.

Medavie has appointed Bernard Lord as chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1, 2016.

Mercer Canada has announced a series of new appointments, including Jaqui Parchment as senior partner and leader of its investment business for Canada, Teresa Palandra as partner and leader of its retirement business in Western Canada and the Toronto consulting office, and Phil Barnett as a senior compensation consultant and leader of the Energy Vertical for Canada.

The Government of Ontario has named Alan Hibben to OPTrust’s 10-member board of trustees, which oversees the administration of the plan and the management of its assets.

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association has elected Dean Connor, president and chief executive officer of Sun Life Financial Inc. as its chair.

The Financial Stability Board has named an additional nine members, including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s head of sustainable investing Stephanie Leaist, to its task force on climate-related financial disclosures.

Mark Machin will replace Mark Wiseman’s role as president and chief executive officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on June 13.

Medavie Blue Cross has appointed Anne Nicoll as vice president, business development. She joined the organization in 2013 and her previous role was vice president, health and disability.

The Alberta Investment Management Corporation has appointed C. James (Jim) Prieur to its board of directors, effective July 1, 2016.

Carolyn Rogers, chief executive officer of the Financial Institutions Commission of British Columbia, will be leaving at the end of July to join the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions as assistant superintendent of the regulation sector.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Sandra McEwen vice-president, valuations, risk analytics and model validation.

Aon Hewitt has appointed Robert Leblanc to lead the sales effort in Canada for its Delegated Investment Solutions.

Sue Reibel will succeed Charles Guay as executive vice-president and general manager of institutional markets for Manulife Canada.


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