The Board delegates the day-to-day management of Ontario Teachers' to our highly skilled executive team.
- President & CEO
Ron Mock joined Ontario Teachers' in 2001, serving as President and CEO since January 1, 2014. He is a recognized leader in both long-term fund investing and pension administration and advocacy.
Earlier in his tenure, as Senior Vice-President, Fixed Income and Alternative Investments, Ron oversaw $60 billion of Ontario Teachers' assets, including the policy mix in fixed income, credit investing, hedge fund activities, and fixed income investments in emerging markets. He also contributed as a board member of the pension plan's commercial real estate subsidiary, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited. During that time he was also a member of Cadillac's Audit Committee and chaired the Human Resources Committee.
Previously with investment dealer Burns Fry (now BMO Nesbitt Burns), Ron directed sales and trading staff in derivative products and held the firm's membership seat on the Chicago Board of Trade, in addition to other exchanges. He was also a board member of the Montreal Exchange in the early 1990s.
Thereafter Ron founded Phoenix Research and Trading, and, as CEO, was responsible for all aspects of the asset management firm, including investment and trading strategies, client relationships, risk management and regulatory compliance.
Beginning his career as an electrical engineer, Ron held a variety of positions with Ontario Hydro in the areas of field work, design, construction, and research before ultimately becoming responsible for nuclear safety and licensing at the Pickering and Bruce nuclear generating stations.
Ron graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and later earned an MBA from York University. In 2017 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from York University. He is currently a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of The Learning Partnership and the Dean's Advisory Council at the Schulich School of Business at York University.
- Chief Pension Officer
Tracy Abel and her team are responsible for overseeing the personalized service to Ontario Teachers' 327,000 working and retired members as well as for the Member Services division's Actuarial, Tax and Accounts Receivable Services; Employer Information Services and Strategic Initiatives.
Tracy joined Ontario Teachers' in 1987 and was promoted to Vice-President, Client Services in 2012. As the leader of Client Services, she was responsible for all aspects of service delivery to members of the plan. Tracy has been a key contributor in Ontario Teachers' Member Services ranking first among its peer group, and number one internationally, for exceptional pension service for three consecutive years, according to CEM Benchmarking. She was also instrumental in developing solutions that better serve the needs of our members at all stages of their career or retirement through a realignment of the Client Service department.
Tracy holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and a BA (Hons.) in Sociology from York University.
- Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer
Jeff Davis oversees the legal team, as well as compliance, corporate communications, government and public affairs, and plan policy.
Jeff joined Ontario Teachers' in 2004 and was promoted to Vice-President and Associate General Counsel in 2010. A leading securities law expert, Jeff led the legal team in countless transactions around the world and was instrumental in establishing Teachers' Hong Kong office in 2013.
Jeff has nearly 20 years of legal experience, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Before joining Ontario Teachers', he worked as Senior Vice-President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, at InsLogic Corp., and as a Corporate Associate at Torys LLP.
In 2009, Jeff was recognized as one of Lexpert's Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40, and was a finalist in the Dealmaking category of the Canadian General Counsel Awards.
Jeff earned an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School and a BA from the University of Western Ontario.
- Chief Investment Officer
Ziad leads all aspects of Ontario Teachers' investment activities with oversight of the overall Investment Division. He is responsible for the global portfolio and strategy for all aspects Ontario Teachers' investment activities, including the real estate portfolio managed by wholly-owned subsidiary Cadillac Fairview, and its international offices in London and Hong Kong.
Ziad joined Ontario Teachers' in 2000, and has global experience in both public and private markets spanning multiple asset classes. He was most recently head of the Capital Markets group, a cross asset class, multi strategy platform that manages and enhances Ontario Teachers' policy portfolios while maximizing value add. His achievements during this time included the successful integration of two departments on the trading floor to execute a centralized trade strategy to support all of Ontario Teachers' investment groups.
Ziad earned a B.Sc. at the University of York, an M.Sc. from the University of Warwick, and is a CFA charterholder.
- Chief Operating Officer
Rosemarie McClean is responsible for Ontario Teachers' key operational activities: Information Technology, Enterprise Service Delivery and Financial Operations. She is responsible for ensuring these functions are effectively integrated and deployed across the organization.
Rosemarie was appointed to the COO role in November 2014. Prior to that, she held the position of Senior Vice‐President, Member Services. Under her leadership, the client services group was organized into self‐directed work teams that dramatically improved the speed, range and quality of client services offered to the plan's 327,000 active and retired members. She introduced award‐winning services, including web‐based retirement planning tools that provide members with immediate access to personal pension information.
Rosemarie serves on the boards of Birmingham Airport UK and 24‐7 In‐Touch. In 2008, she was recognized by Women's Executive Network as one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women.
Rosemarie holds a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She holds the CPA, CMA designations and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- Chief Financial Officer
David McGraw and the Finance team are responsible for valuing and reporting on pension fund assets, providing tax oversight and operational due diligence. Finance responsibilities also include financial and management reporting; risk analytics and model valuation, enterprise/operational risk management support and the CEO/CFO internal controls certification program.
David has more than 20 years of senior management experience in financial management, corporate finance, banking, and mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining Ontario Teachers' in 2004, David was Chief Financial Officer of Bell ExpressVU. Prior to that, he was Vice-President, Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Finance, at BCE/Bell Canada and Partner-in-Charge of the Corporate Finance Group of a major international accounting firm. He currently sits on the board of Bristol Airport.
David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and a member of the Canadian CFO Accounting for Sustainability Leadership Network as well as the Institute of Corporate Directors. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
- Executive Managing Director, Global Development
Jo Taylor will become Ontario Teachers’ President and CEO, effective January 1, 2020.
Jo is responsible for advancing Ontario Teachers' global effectiveness across the entire enterprise. He works closely with other executive team members, and international colleagues, to collectively design and execute our international investment strategy and associated support requirements.
Jo has more than 35 years of investment experience, including 20 years with 3i Group plc, an international private equity and infrastructure investor. There he held a number of senior Group Management roles including CEO of their US subsidiary. At Ontario Teachers', he is a member of the Investment Committees for private companies and total fund allocations. He also oversees the investment teams operating in the international offices to set strategy, review investment proposals, manage key relationships and optimise the allocation of resources.
Jo is currently a non-executive director at Camelot Group, which operates the National Lottery in the UK. He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a BA (Honours) from London University.
- Chief People Officer
Beth Tyndall is responsible for Ontario Teachers' human resources function across its global offices in Toronto, London and Hong Kong.
Beth joined Ontario Teachers' in 2017 after more than a decade at Deloitte, where she was most recently Associate Partner and National Talent Leader, Audit and Consulting, the firm's largest businesses. She was a member of the Consulting and Audit Executive teams, as well as the Global Talent Councils for both businesses. She also previously held the position of National Talent Leader, Tax.
Beth has a proven track record in talent strategy design and execution, diversity and inclusion, mergers and acquisitions, leadership development, strategic change, performance management, compensation and culture change. She is recognized as a valued business advisor and launched the first global staff mobility centre of expertise.
Beth holds a B.A. in Psychology from Western University and is a Certified Human Resources Leader. She is an active member of the community and involved in several not-for-profit initiatives.
- Chief Risk & Strategy Officer
Barbara Zvan and her team provide liability and risk expertise focused on long-term Total Fund investment strategy, risk management and the governance framework. Barbara and her team are also charged with ensuring the Plan is sustainable, and that the funding risk is aligned to the Board's Risk Appetite Statement.
Barbara joined Ontario Teachers' in 1995 as an assistant portfolio manager and has risen to positions of increasing authority. As Chief Investment Risk Officer, she leads the Strategy & Risk team in supporting the Plan Sponsors in plan design decisions and the Board in determining the appropriate benchmarks and risk appetite. Barbara and her team provide input and risk insights to the Investing teams and create an effective risk management framework to underpin it. In addition, Barbara drives the responsible investing and climate change risk management and strategy for the Fund and directs the Enterprise and Operational Risk Management approach for the organization.
Barbara is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and holds an M.Math from the University of Waterloo. She is the Chair of the International Centre of Pension Management (ICPM) and serves on the boards of Cadillac Fairview, Global Risk Institute and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.
She was honoured as one of Canada's 2008 Top 40 Under 40.