The Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council is appointing Karen McKeown, director of board operations at the B.C. Pension Corp., as co-chair.

McKeown will share responsibilities with Alison McKay, chief executive officer of the Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees Pension Plan, and succeeds Derek Dobson, CEO and plan manager at the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan.

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“CPPLC undertakes important research to showcase the value and importance of public sector defined benefit pension plans,” said McKeown, in a press release. “I see CPPLC continuing to become more strategic in the work it’s doing and producing research that is relevant and timely.”