The board of trustees of OPTrust has chosen Hugh O’Reilly as president and CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 5, 2015.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Mr. O’Reilly’s depth of knowledge in public sector pension plans, and their challenges and opportunities, to lead the organization and help implement our strategic plan going forward,” says Michael Grimaldi, chair of the board of trustees. “On behalf of the board, we look forward to working with Mr. O’Reilly to ensure the organization fulfills its mission of delivering sustainable pension security for all our plan members.”

O’Reilly currently leads the pension benefits and insolvency practice group at Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP, a firm he joined after a successful career on the management side as a partner at Torys LLP.

He was also a contributor to Benefits Canada’s law column for a number of years.

“Public sector pensions in Ontario have made tremendous progress over the last decade; however, many challenges still face the sector, including at OPTrust. The board of trustees believes that Mr. O’Reilly is the right leader to help us continue to grow,” says OPTrust vice-chair Vicki Ringelberg. “Mr. O’Reilly will build on the work of outgoing president and CEO Bill Hatanaka who we thank for his excellent service to the organization.”

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