Ontario Government names Deborah Leckman and Bob Plamondon to OPTrust BoardPosted: February 8, 2019
TORONTO, February 8, 2019 – The Government of Ontario named Deborah Leckman and Bob Plamondon to the Board of Trustees in January 2019.
Ms. Leckman is a senior investment professional with over 30 years of experience in the pension fund and retail wealth industries. Most recently, Ms. Leckman completed a six-year term as Commissioner, Director and Adjudicator at the Ontario Securities Commission, whose mandate is investor protection, promoting fair and efficient capital markets and contributing to financial stability. Ms. Leckman was responsible for the $15 billion public equity program at OMERS and held the role of Senior Vice President at TD Waterhouse prior to that. She is a trustee of various other pension plans and life health trusts.
Ms. Leckman is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B. Comm and an MBA from McGill University.
Mr. Plamondon is a consultant, board member and author. He has extensive expertise in strategic planning, organizational transformation, performance management, finance and public policy. Mr. Plamondon’s recent projects include developing and delivering on a plan for the Professional Development Institute for the University of Ottawa where he serves as the Director of the Comptrollership and CIO institutes.
Mr. Plamondon was the Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of the Executive Committee and Interim Chair of the National Capital Commission. He sat on the board of Sportstats and was one of the longest-serving board members of the Sierra Club of Canada. Mr. Plamondon has led governance evaluations for VIA Rail Canada, Export Development Canada and the governance regime for Canada's national debt under the shared authority of the Bank of Canada and Finance Canada. He’s a current board member of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Canada and bestselling author who supports school literacy programs.
Mr. Plamondon holds a Masters of Management Studies and a B. Comm from Carleton University, and has taught at three Canadian universities. He was awarded the honour of Fellow (FCPA) by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in recognition of his distinguished career. In 2012, Mr. Plamondon was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
OPTrust’s Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the administration of the OPSEU Pension Plan and the management of the assets to ensure OPTrust can pay pensions today and preserve pensions for tomorrow to its over 92,000 members and pensioners.
With net assets of over $20 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with over 92,000 members and retirees. OPTrust was established to give plan members and the Government of Ontario an equal voice in the administration of the Plan and the investment of its assets through joint trusteeship. OPTrust is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by OPSEU and five by the Government of Ontario.
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