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Kevin McCreadie

Janet McLellan
FSEAP Toronto

FSEAP Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet McLellan as President. Janet succeeds Keith Harding who recently retired. In this role, Janet will provide strategic direction and leadership to FSEAP Toronto.

Janet brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to FSEAP, having held senior operations, marketing management and business development positions across multiple industries. She has a history of building strategic partnerships and broader business relationships and maximizing an organizations’ growth potential. Janet will maintain focus on FSEAP’s well-established Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as a growing number of related organizational health services.



Louise Arbour, former United Nations high commissioner for human rights and justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, has joined Borden Ladner Gervais LLP as counsel.

Don Bisch is now director of group marketing at Equitable Life of Canada. He joined the firm as director of corporate communications in January 2010. Previously, he spent almost 10 years at Rogers Publishing.

JP Girard has been appointed leader for the Prairie provinces for Morneau Shepell. He was previously vice-president, international and Atlantic for the firm’s employee support solutions business.

Peter D. Hancock is the new president and CEO of AIG. He previously served as CEO of the company’s property casualty division. Hancock, who has spent his entire career in financial services, replaces Robert H. Benmosche, who has retired. In addition, Philip Fasano, who will be joining AIG in October, will take on the newly created role of executive vice-president and chief information officer.

Tim Herbinson has joined ENCON Group as vice-president, national sales leader in the company’s group and retiree benefits division. He has more than 25 years in the benefits industry.

Manulife Asset Management has named Allan Hutton as managing director, business development, for Ontario. Most recently, he was vice-president, institutional investment services, with Hillsdale Investment Management.

John Krieg has been appointed global head of institutional distribution at Northern Trust Asset Management. Most recently, he was managing director for asset management for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has appointed Andrew J. Kriegler as president and CEO. He was previously deputy superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has appointed Édouard Merette as managing director, Asia-Pacific. Before joining the Caisse, he was with Aon Hewitt and also worked for Mercer for more than 20 years.

David McKee has joined BNY Mellon Asset Management Canada as a relationship manager. He was previously a vice-president, consultant for BNY Mellon Asset Servicing in its global risk solutions group.

Michael Roberge, MFS president and chief investment officer (CIO), will be promoted to co-CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2015. He will share management responsibilities with Robert Manning, MFS chairman and CEO since 2004. Roberge will also continue to serve as CIO.

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