The British Columbia Municipal Pension Plan is appointing Chelsea Kittleson as executive director, effective Nov. 15, 2023.

She joins the pension plan from the British Columbia Investment Management Corp., where she was director of client relations. In the new role, Kittleson will oversee the office that supports the MPP’s board of trustees and act as the board’s primary liaison to the plan’s agents and service providers.

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Kittleson succeeds Judy Payne, who will retire next month and will work with Kittleson to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities, according to a press release.

“We undertook a very comprehensive recruitment process to find our new executive director,” said Gary Yee, chair of the MPP’s board, in the release. “Chelsea impressed us with her incredible qualifications and track record. She brings 25 years of industry experience in finance, capital markets and public sector pensions. She has a deep understanding of the complexities of managing a [defined benefit multi-employer pension plan].”

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