Executive Team

Each member of OPTrust's executive team has been delegated the authority to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, working together to achieve one goal: paying pensions today, preserving pensions for tomorrow.

 

Peter Lindley
Peter Lindley

President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Lindley is President and CEO of OPTrust, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans with offices in Toronto, London and Sydney.
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Karen Danylak
Karen Danylak

Vice President, Strategy, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Karen was appointed to the Executive Team in August 2016. She is a senior strategic adviser to the CEO, responsible for overseeing the development of OPTrust’s annual business plans and longer-term strategic plans. She also leads the Communications and Stakeholder Relations team.
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Audrey Forbes
Audrey Forbes

Senior Vice President, Member Experience
Audrey serves on the Executive Team and is responsible for leading the Member Experience team, supporting OPTrust’s members and retirees. Audrey has spent her career in the pension industry and is instrumental in shaping the direction for OPTrust’s service experience.
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James Davis
James Davis

Chief Investment Officer
James was appointed Chief Investment Officer in September 2015 and leads OPTrust’s global investment strategy and operations. James has 30 years of leadership, strategy development, investment and financial services expertise.
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Dani Goraichy
Dani Goraichy

Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President, Actuarial Services and Plan Policy
Dani joined OPTrust in 2010 and was responsible for leading the Actuarial Services and Plan Policy team. He also now leads the Investment Risk, Enterprise Risk and Compliance teams. 
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Upton Jeans
Upton Jeans

Chief Financial Officer
Upton joined OPTrust as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Team in May 2021.
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Stephen Solursh
Stephen Solursh

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Stephen joined OPTrust in 2018 and became a member of the Executive Team in February 2020. As General Counsel, he leads the Legal Services team which provides legal and regulatory counsel to the organization, with a focus on investments and member experience.
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Rick Votano
Rick Votano

Senior Vice President, Digital
Rick was appointed to the Executive Team in November 2019. He serves as the senior technology leader on all matters relating to OPTrust including Information Technology, Project Management, Information Security and Enterprise Data.
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