CPP Investments adds former Mercer partner Dean Connor to board

10 August 2021 Consulting.ca 1 min. read
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has appointed Dean Connor, formerly a partner at HR and wealth management consultancy Mercer, as a member of its board of directors. CPP Investments also announced the addition of Barry Perry, an energy sector veteran, as a board member.

Connor brings more than 40 years of experience in financial services and consulting. He spent the last 15 years at Sun Life, where he served as CEO from 2011 to 2021. Before that, he served as COO and head of Canadian operations at the insurance and wealth management giant.

Before joining Sun Life in 2006, Connor spent 28 years at Mercer, where latterly served as president for the Americas.

Connor is a trustee for the University Health Network in Toronto and a member of the Ivey School of Business advisory board. He was named one of the Top CEOs in the World for 2019 by Harvard Business Review.Dean Connor, CPP InvestmentsConnor holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western University and is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

"We are pleased to welcome Dean Connor and Barry Perry to the Board of Directors," said Heather Munroe-Blum, chairperson of CPP Investments. "We know they share our commitment to global best-in-class standards of organizational investment capabilities, corporate governance, and diversity, commensurate with our public purpose.”

CPP Investments manages the $497.2 billion in the CPP fund. The Toronto-based organization is governed and managed independently of the CPP and at arm’s length of the Canadian government. The CPP Investments board is composed of 12 directors.