People Watch



Appointment notice – Barbara Carnegie, Vice President, Payor Partnerships, Shoppers Drug Mart

William Chung, Senior VP, Payor Partnerships and Business Development and the Health Solutions by Shoppers team, are pleased announce the appointment of Barbara Carnegie as Vice President, Payor Partnerships.


Barbara brings over 20 years of experience in group benefits and insurance industries in Canada, with expertise encompassing sales and marketing, product development, and operations.  Barbara’s deep insights into the health benefits landscape and with a passion for delivering excellence for her clients put her in the unique position to lead the Health Solutions team. In her new role, Barbara will be responsible for driving growth of the Health Solutions groups products, enhance operational excellence and accelerate growing partnerships with Private Payors.

Health Solutions by Shoppers™ is committed to helping employers and their benefits providers deliver more cost-effective and sustainable employee health benefits, with a focus on improving employee well-being and ultimately health outcomes through a suite of drug and workplace wellbeing solutions.

Appointment notice – Erin Crump

Joe Blomeley, Executive Vice President, Individual, Public Sector and Mental Health, is pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Crump to Vice President, Individual and Mental Health.


Building on over five years at GSC, and 15 in the industry on the carrier, consultant and plan sponsor sides, Erin will lead GSC’s individual business strategy to continue its rapid growth and delivery of innovative products and services and a leading customer experience.

Erin will also lead the development of new mental health strategies. GSC has long been viewed as a leader in prioritizing mental health as an essential component of plan member health, and recognizes that there has never been a greater need for mental health support. As part of the senior leadership team, Erin’s contribution will provide GSC with deeper insight into evolving mental health issues, strengthening our ability to help tackle today’s rising mental health challenges for our customers and Canadians at large.

As a leading health and dental benefits provider and wide-reaching social enterprise, Green Shield Canada (GSC) provides customers with a compelling alternative that delivers meaningful solutions to improve health and well-being. And our people make it happen..

EQ Care is appointing Rosalie Croteau as director of disability management support services.

Franklin Templeton Canada is appointing Andrew Forsyth as senior vice-president of institutional investment services.

The Alberta Investment Management Corp.’s chief investment officer, Kevin Uebelein, is stepping down early.

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is appointing Gavin Benjamin as partner in its retirement solutions business.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Frank Ieraci as senior managing director and global head of active equities.

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Alison Schneider as vice-president of responsible investment.

The Canada Infrastructure Bank is appointing Ehren Cory as chief executive officer.

People Corp. is appointing Mike Kerr as vice-president of enterprise for Ontario.

Stikeman Elliott LLP is appointing Mark Firman as counsel in its tax and pensions and benefits groups in Montreal.

Willis Towers Watson is appointing Tony Rooke as director of climate transition risk in the organization’s climate and resilience hub.

Mercer Canada is appointing Kimm Maugeri as its new human resources leader.

Fairwater Capital Corp. is appointing Janet Rabovsky as chief investment officer.

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is hiring Amit Prakash as its first chief investment strategy officer.

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is naming Tony Algar as its new chief operating officer.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is appointing Paul Brundage as deputy chair of investments.

Proteus is promoting Teimaz Binesh, Lewis Powell and Michael Scott to senior investment consultants.

Osler Hoskin and Harcourt LLP is appointing Andrea Boctor as a partner in its pensions and benefits group.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Edwin Cass as its first-ever chief investment officer.

Aon is promoting Federico Cervantes and Erwan Pirou to global partners of the firm.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is appointing Mark Carney as vice-chair and head of environmental, social and governance and impact fund investing.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System’s Sponsor Corp. board is changing from a co-chair to a chair and vice-chair system.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s chief financial officer David McGraw will be retiring in the summer of 2021 after 16 years with the plan.

Manulife Financial Corp. is appointing Sarah Miller Wright as head of Canadian operations.

The Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association is forming its new 2020-22 executive committee with Belle Kaura remaining chair for a second term.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Marc-André Blanchard as executive vice-president and head of CDPQ Global, effective Sept. 8, 2020.

iA Financial Group is appointing Éric Jobin as executive vice-president of group benefits and retirement solutions.

People Corporation Inc. is appointing Kim Siddall as vice-president of enterprise consulting for the West and Kevin Bell as vice-president of enterprise business development for the West.

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is appointing Ingrid Chingcuanco as vice-president of pension operations.

Mercer Canada is appointing Teresa Palandra as leader of its wealth business.

The University Pension Plan’s board of trustees has named Barbara Zvan as the inaugural president and chief executive officer of the UPP.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is appointing Vincent Delisle as head of liquid markets.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is adding Boon Sim to its board of directors.

The Halifax Port ILA/HEA pension plan has appointed Blair Richards as its chief investment officer.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Guillaume Pepy as senior advisor for Europe.

Jim Hall is stepping down as co-manager of Mawer Investment Management Ltd.’s Canadian and global equity strategies to focus his full attention on his responsibilities as chair of the firm’s board of directors.

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association is appointing Suyi Kim, head of Asia Pacific at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, to its board of directors.

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is appointing Glen Oikawa as a client relationship partner, retirement solutions partner and Calgary office leader.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is appointing Karen Frank as senior managing director of equities.

The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Mark Wiseman as a board director and the chair of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2020.

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has appointed Alexandre Synnett as executive vice-president and chief technology officer.

Investor Leadership Network’s CEO council has appointed Charles Emond and Jean Raby as its new co-chairs.

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is appointing Jean-François Chalifoux, chief executive officer of SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc., as the new chair of its board of directors.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is appointing Harald Krüger as senior advisor for Europe.

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is appointing Nick Chamie as chief strategist to lead the organization’s asset allocation, currency management and fixed income strategies within the total portfolio and capital markets group.

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans has appointed Alyssa Hodder as director of education and outreach for Canada.

Blake Hutcheson has succeeded Michael Latimer as the new chief executive officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, effective June 1.

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada is nominating Malcolm Heins, Jennifer Newman and Laura Tamblyn Watts as candidates for upcoming independent director positions on its board.





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