Vestcor Inc. is appointing Sean Hewitt as president and chief executive officer, effective mid-April.

He’ll succeed John Sinclair, who announced his retirement last November after leading the investment organization for 20 years.

Read: New Brunswick’s Vestcor CEO John Sinclair to retire

Hewitt has nearly 20 years of progressive experience within the pension and investment industries from across Canada. In 2016, he was appointed to his most recent position as the inaugural CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission Pension Plan, where he reorganized the leadership team and developed its strategic approach.

“Sean Hewitt brings a wealth of experience in the pension and investment industry,” said Tanya Chapman, Vestcor’s director and chair of the CEO search committee, in a press release. “Sean’s focus on establishing collaborative and transparent culture of strong financial performance and member service excellence mirrors the approach Vestcor continues to follow. We are confident Sean’s experience and strategic approach will benefit Vestcor and our clients over the long term.”

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