February 25, 2016
Jean Turmel, Chair, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen O'Neill to the Board.
Kathleen O'Neill is an experienced corporate director, and is currently on the boards of Finning International Inc., ARC Resources Ltd., the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Invesco Canada. She was Executive Vice-President, Personal & Commercial Development and Head of Small Business Banking at BMO Bank of Montreal until January 2005, and a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to that. Ms. O'Neill is past chair of both St Joseph's Health Centre Foundation and St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto.
Ms. O'Neill is a chartered accountant (CPA), a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (FCPA), and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D). She earned a BCom from the University of Toronto. In 2014 and 2015 she was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN, and in 2009 she received the World of Difference Award from the International Alliance for Women.
With $154.5 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2014, Ontario Teachers' is the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada. An independent organization, it invests the pension fund's assets and administers the pensions of 311,000 active and retired Ontario teachers.