Your Board of Trustees
As of July 1, 2020, the WISE Trust Board of Trustees has been responsible for administering the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Employees’ Pension Plan (the Plan). There are eight trustees. Four are appointed by the WSIB and four are appointed by the OCEU.
As the administrator of the Plan, the WISE Trust Board of Trustees is responsible for the prudent administration and investment of the Plan and its assets, and has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the Plan’s members. The Trustees are well placed to fulfill this responsibility, as they collectively represent a breadth of experience, including expertise in pensions, law, finance and investments.
Finally, you should know that WISE Trust’s Chief Pension Officer (CPO) reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Board of Trustees
He’s previously served as a Trustee at Lakeridge Health, Chaired the Audit and Finance Committee at Lakeridge Health, and was a Board Member at Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. He also chaired several boards at Canadian Blood Services.
Wayne’s professional experience includes being Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at OMERS, from which he has retired. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation from the Rotman School of Management.
Harry has extensive experience in governance with responsibility for over 20 committees, serving as Chair or Ex-Offico in several OCEU committees—such as Executive Board, Strategic Policy Development, Finance, Organizational Change, and more.
His professional experience is complemented by various educational designations such as the Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law, an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from Windsor Law, Pension Plan Administrator certification from Humber College, Workers Compensation Management from George Brown College, and a Bachelor of Arts from York University.
Currently, Susannah is a Partner with Mercer and the Leader of the Canadian Career practice. Susannah is also the Treasurer and Chair-elect of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region.
She earned a Bachelor of Science with Honours from McGill University, where she specialized in Psychology and Mathematics. She is a candidate for her ICD.D designation in 2021 and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA).
As Treasurer for OCEU, he has overseen the financial viability and good stewardship in a fiscally-sound manner. He has also served on several OCEU committees such as Finance, Occupational Health and Safety, and Organizational Change. Tony was part of a team that negotiated the conversion of the WSIB Employees’ Pension Plan to a Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan (JSPP).
Tony holds a Pension Plan Administrator Certificate from Humber College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto.
Peter was the inaugural CEO of the CFA Society Toronto and is the former Chief Investment Officer of BIMCOR, and VP of Strategic Research and Investment Risk Management at OMERS. He has also been a Lecturer at Queen’s University for the Masters of Finance program.
He’s a member of the Advisory Committee and Independent Review Committee for four SLC Management Funds. He has also served as an Independent Advisor and Member of WSIB Investment Committee.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of British Columbia and was formerly a CFA and Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.
Beyond his legal practice, Michael co-chaired task forces for the Ontario Non-Profit Network looking at pension options. He has also been a director on numerous non-profit boards including Parkdale Community Legal Services, Homes First Society, Toronto Artscape Inc. and City of Toronto Non-Profit Housing Corporation (City Home). He has produced and directed documentary films about a figure skating coach, art collector, Toronto New City Hall and a history of Toronto Island.
Michael earned an Honours B.A. from McGill University and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
With his negotiation skills and passion for people, Tony has helped lead several bargaining teams to secure fair contracts at both the WSIB and the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). Tony was also a part of the team that negotiated the conversion of the WSIB Employees’ Pension Plan to a Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan (JSPP).
Tony’s professional experience is supported by his Pension Plan Administrator Certificate from Humber College.
She is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the ENWIN Group of Companies, and serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Windsor as well as the Board of Transform SSO that provides technology and procurement support to surrounding hospitals. In addition, Helga serves on the Board of the Motor City Community Credit Union and is a founding member and past Treasurer of the Detroit/Windsor/Toledo Arm of the Private Directors Association (PDA) as well as a past member of the National Board of the PDA based in Chicago.
She was awarded the designation of Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA, FCA) in 2018. She earned Bachelors degrees in Commerce and Education from the University of Windsor and she also holds an Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Management.