People Watch


Russell Investments Canada Ltd. has appointed Andrew Kitchen as managing director, institutional Canada.

Hub International Ltd. has appointed Amber Kennelly as its new chief human resources officer.

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board’s chief investment officer Daniel Garant has left the organization to pursue other career aspirations.

Paul Schneider, head of corporate governance at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, has been appointed to the board of the International Corporate Governance Network.

The government has appointed Janice Fukakusa as the inaugural chair of the board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Neil Beaumont as its chief financial and risk officer as the fund makes a number of changes to its senior ranks

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has made a number of senior executive changes and appointments.

Stephen Frank has been named the new president of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.

Calvin Jordan is joining Mercer as a partner and senior investment consultant following his recent retirement as chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Health Employees’ Pension Plan.

OPSEU Pension Trust president and chief executive officer Hugh O’Reilly has joined the board of directors of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.

Mercer Canada has appointed Julie Duchesne as Canadian health business leader.

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. has appointed Richard Bird as chair of the board of directors.

Terri Troy is retiring as chief executive officer of the Halifax Regional Municipality Pension Plan, effective October 2017.

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association has appointed Paul Mahon as chair. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Beth Tyndall as chief people officer.

The C.D. Howe Institute is re-appointing Leo de Bever, former chief executive officer of the Alberta Investment Management Corp., as a senior fellow.

Brenda Prysko has joined Aon Hewitt as a partner at the firm’s Calgary office.

Goldblatt Partners LLP has hired three lawyers — Susan Philpott, Simon Archer and Clio Godkewitsch — to expand its pension practice.

Roy Gori will succeed Donald Guloien as chief executive officer of Manulife Financial Corp. on Oct. 1.

Kevin Hendershot has joined Mercer as a principal at its Toronto office. Douglas Moodie has been appointed as president and chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Pension Services Corp. after serving in the role on an interim basis since October 2016.

LaSalle Investment Management has appointed Chris Lawrence as portfolio manager for its Canadian income and growth funds.


For information on posting a paid appointment notice, please contact: Alison Webb, publisher, at 416-847-8578. Send all other announcements to Jennifer Paterson, managing editor, Benefits Canada.