People Watch


Ed Lee

National Retirement Solutions Growth Leader

Ed Lee has re-joined Morneau Shepell as a partner in its Retirement Solutions practice. He will also serve as the firm’s National Retirement Solutions Growth Leader. Ed will advise clients on all aspects of their retirement programs, while playing a key role in the growth and development of Morneau Shepell’s Retirement Solutions practice in both Western Canada and nationally. Ed is based in Vancouver and has over 18 years of experience in actuarial, pension, and investment consulting.

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.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has appointed Macky Trail as executive vice-president of Caisse and president and chief executive officer of its new subsidiary CDPQ Infra. Caisse has also appointed Pierre Miron as its chief operations and information technology officer.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has announced that Andreas Beroutsos, its executive vice-president of private equity and infrastructure, has decided to step down.

Stikeman Elliott has appointed Natasha vandenHoven as a partner and member of its pensions and benefits group. Her previous roles was senior policy consultant of the Pension Initiatives, Income Security and Pension Policy Division at the Ministry of Finance.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has appointed Alonso García-Tamés managing director of its México subsidiary, CDPQ México, and head of Latin America.

Empire Life has appointed Bob Carter as regional vice-president, sales — specialty programs. He was previously director of sales for Ontario/Western Canada at ClaimSecure.

Morneau Shepell has appointed Mel Bartlett as region lead for British Columbia.


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