New Opportunities and Achievements

Career Changes

Hélène Baril has been promoted to the role of associate partner at EY.

Dean Connor, president and CEO, Sun Life Financial, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA).

Ed Lee has rejoined Morneau Shepell as a partner in its retirement solutions practice. He will also serve as the firm’s national retirement solutions growth leader.

Associate Twiggy Lemercier has been appointed vice-president, data analytics and chief risk officer, of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada and subsidiary companies.

Bruno Valdevit recently joined Rio Tinto as senior advisor, pension and benefits.

Actuaries in the Media

Scott Clausen, partner at Mercer Canada, appeared on CBC News on June 20 to discuss the finance ministers’ meeting on the expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.

Associate Derek Dobson, chief executive officer and plan manager of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) pension plan, wrote an article titled Sounding Board: DB plans key to stability, economic activity which was published in Benefits Canada on June 20.

Ian Edelist, principal of the Toronto pension practice at Eckler, was quoted in a June 22 article published in Benefits Canada regarding the finance ministers’ agreement to expand the CPP.

The seminar given by Joe Nunes, president of Actuarial Solutions, to the Fasken Martineau pensions and benefits group called The Employers' Guide to the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan has been covered in an article in Benefits and Pensions Monitor Online.

An editorial written by Fred Vettese on why CPP should be expanded was published in the National Post on June 6.

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