People Watch: On the move in July

Here’s a review of the people on the move this month.

Alex Dameski has joined Northern Trust Canada and will serve as senior vice-president and head of relationship management. And Matt Mayer has been promoted to the role of chief administrative officer. He most recently served as a senior product manager, cross-border pooling and tax-transparent contractual fund products.

Jeff Davis has been appointed general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice-president, corporate affairs, for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. He has been acting in the role of general counsel since June. Davis joined Teachers’ in 2004 and was promoted to vice-president and associate general counsel in 2010. Teachers’ has also promoted Hersh Joshi to the role of vice-president, taxation. He has worked at Teachers’ for six years and has held roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as director, taxation. And Ken Manget has been appointed to the role of vice-president, infrastructure. He was previously at Desjardins Capital Markets, where he was managing director and head of investment banking.

CIBC’s board of directors announced it has selected Victor Dodig (above) as the bank’s next president and CEO, effective Sept. 15, 2014. He is the senior executive vice-president, CIBC, and group head, wealth management. Dodig succeeds Gerry McCaughey, who will retire as of Sept. 15, 2014.

John McGrath has joined Willis Canada Inc. as senior vice-president, human capital practice leader in Vancouver. He has worked in the industry for 35 years and has extensive consulting experience with public and private sector organizations.

Judith Payne has been appointed to the newly created position of executive director of the Municipal Pension Plan. She has served as director of client services for the plan for the past five years.

Sylvain Perreault, chief compliance officer with Desjardins Group, has been elected as the new board chair of the Investment Industry Association of Canada. In addition, Greg Woynarski, global head of debt capital markets with Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, has been elected board vice-chair.

The Homewood Research Institute has added two directors to its board: Bob Rae, a senior partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend, a former premier of Ontario and former interim leader of the federal Liberal Party of Canada; and Martin Taylor, a professor at the University of Victoria, adjunct professor at McMaster University and adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo.

RBC Investor & Treasury Services has appointed James Rausch as head of banks, brokers and exchanges—transaction banking. He has more than 25 years of experience and was most recently at Powerex, a participant in energy markets across North America.

Jason R. Stefanelli has joined Cambridge Associates as director, pensions and global business development. He is responsible for the firm’s business development and market research in Canada.

And the members of the federal government’s newly formed National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy are Camille Beaudoin, director of financial education, Autorité des marchés financiers; Leslie Byrnes, vice-president, distribution and pensions, Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association; Laurie Campbell, CEO, Credit Canada Debt Solutions; Terry Campbell, president, Canadian Bankers Association; Shelley Clayton, director, financial aid, University of New Brunswick Financial Aid Office; Mary Condon, commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission; Pat Foran, journalist, CTV News; Suzanne Gendron, managing vice-president, Mouvement Desjardins; Terry Goodtrack, president and CEO, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada; Kelley Keehn, financial author; Cary List, president and CEO, Financial Planning Standards Council; Elizabeth Mulholland, CEO, Prosper Canada; Andrew Nicholson, director, education and communications, Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick; Gary Rabbior, president, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education; and Cairine Wilson, vice-president, member services, and publisher of CPA Magazine, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

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