Board Members
MARTIN J. GLYNN - Chair of the Board
  • Board member since January 30, 2014
  • Committee Membership: Investment Committee

Martin J. Glynn is a Board member of two public companies: Sun Life Financial Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. He also serves as a Board member of SOI Group Limited, a subsidiary of the University of St. Andrews associated with the Scottish Oceans Institute. Mr. Glynn is also a member of the advisory board of Balfour Pacific Real Estate Fund IV and Second City Real Estate II. Until his retirement in 2006, Mr. Glynn held progressively senior positions with HSBC, including President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada from 1999 to 2003, and President and CEO of HSBC Bank USA from 2003 to 2006. He remains active in professional and community circles. From 2009 to 2010, he was the Jarislowsky Fellow in Business Management at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Mr. Glynn holds a BA Honours (Economics) from Carleton University and an MBA (Finance and International Business) from the University of British Columbia.

  • Board member since June 18, 2010
  • Committee Membership: Audit Committee, Investment Committee

Diane Bean is a member of the Board of Directors of Manulife International Ltd. (Asia) and of The Insurance Company of the West Indies Ltd., and was founding Co-Chair of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. At the time of her retirement in 2011, she was Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources, with responsibility for global HR, at Manulife Financial Corp. During her 30-year career with the company, she also served as Regional Executive in Canada, the US, Asia and Europe, and held senior positions in IT and Business Development. Ms. Bean holds a BCom from the University of Toronto.

  • Board member since September 29, 2011
  • Committee Membership: Human Resources and Compensation Committee - Chair, Governance Committee, Investment Committee

Micheline Bouchard is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. She has extensive experience as a director with public and private companies and volunteer boards. Past Board memberships include TELUS Corporation, Banque Nationale de Paris, Ford Motor Company of Canada, London Insurance Group Inc. and Home Capital Group Inc./Home Trust Company. Ms. Bouchard was Global Corporate Vice President of Motorola, Inc. in the US after having served as President and CEO of Motorola, Inc. (Canada). She holds a BSc (Engineering Physics) and an MASc (Electrical Engineering) from the École Polytechnique, the engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. She has been awarded five honourary doctorates from Canadian universities and been named one of the top 100 women of influence in Canada. Ms. Bouchard is a Member of the Order of Canada and of the Ordre national du Québec, and a Certified Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

  • Board member since March 5, 2007
  • Committee Membership: Governance Committee, Investment Committee, Human Resources and Compensation Committee

Léon Courville has devoted his entire career to the sciences of management and finance, serving as a professor and researcher at universities in Canada and the US before being appointed President of the National Bank of Canada. He enjoys an active “retirement” as a corporate director, an Associate Professor at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, the business school affiliated with the Université de Montréal, and as proprietor of the vineyard, LÉON COURVILLE, he founded in 1999. Mr. Courville is a Board member of the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec and of the Institut économique de Montréal, and Chairman of the Montréal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivative Instruments (IFSID). His research and publications have garnered awards and bursaries in Canada and abroad, including the Coopers & Lybrand Award for The Storm: Navigating the New Economy. Mr. Courville holds a PhD (Economics) from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Board member since September 29, 2011
  • Committee Membership: Investment Committee, Audit Committee, Governance Committee – Chair

Garnet Garven is Dean Emeritus of the Paul J. Hill School of Business and of the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina. He is a Management Board member of the Pension Budget and Reserve Fund at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and a voting member of the Accounting Standards Board (Canada). More recently, he was a Senior Fellow at Canada’s Public Policy Forum, a national Ottawa-based think tank. He has served as Deputy Minister to the Premier of Saskatchewan, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Saskatchewan Public Service. He holds a BBA from the University of Regina, an MBA (Finance) from the University of Saskatchewan and an Honorary CPA from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Mr. Garven was a Research Fellow in Corporate Governance at the Ivey Business School, Western University. A founding Director of Greystone Managed Investments Inc. and former Chair and CEO of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, he has also served on a variety of other public, private and not-for-profit boards.

  • Board member since January 14, 2010
  • Committee Membership: Audit Committee, Governance Committee, Investment Committee

Lynn Haight is the Chair of the Independent Audit and Oversight Panel of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva, and is also a member of the Board of Green Shield Canada. She recently concluded her term as Chair of the Consortium Board of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research Centers in Washington. Ms. Haight sits on the Board of the Somerville College Foundation at the University of Oxford. In 2009, she retired as COO and CFO of the Foresters International Insurance Organization. She previously served as Vice President, US Fixed Annuities, and as Chief Accountant of Manulife Financial Corp. She has served as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Ontario Arts Council, and as Chair of Foresters Holdings Europe, of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, of the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi and of the Sectoral Advisory Group for business services to the Canadian Minister of International Trade. Ms. Haight holds an MA Honours from the University of Oxford. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (FCPA, FCA), of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants. She is also a Certified Corporate Director.

  • Board member since December 17, 2013
  • Committee Membership: Investment Committee – Chair, Human Resources and Compensation Committee

Timothy E. Hodgson is Managing Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation. He is the Chairman and Director of Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation. He was Special Advisor to Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Hodgson spent much of his early career with Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and served as CEO at Goldman Sachs Canada, Inc. from 2005 to 2010. He sits on the Boards of KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, LP, the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, the Ivey Business School at Western University, Next Canada and MEG Energy Corp. He is a past Board member of Goldman Sachs Canada, Inc. Mr. Hodgson holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School, and a BCom from the University of Manitoba. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

  • Board member since August 15, 2017
  • Committee Membership: Audit Committee, Investment Committee

Ms. Hubbs is currently a Corporate Director of Nutrien Ltd. and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Agrium Inc. and Spectra Energy Corporation. She serves on the Boards of the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation and the Canadian Red Cross and is a founding member and past National Co-Chair of the Canadian Red Cross Tiffany Circle - Women Leading Through Philanthropy. Ms. Hubbs holds a BSc from University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University. She is a CFA charterholder and a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow. Prior to her retirement in 2011, Ms. Hubbs was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of McLean Budden Limited, one of Canada's largest institutional asset managers. Previous to McLean Budden Limited, she was an energy research analyst and investment banker with Gordon Capital Corporation, a large Canadian brokerage firm.

  • Board member since January 14, 2010
  • Committee Membership: Audit Committee – Chair, Investment Committee

William A. MacKinnon is a Board member of TELUS Corporation. He is very active in professional and community circles and serves on the Boards of the Toronto Foundation, as chair and of Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. An accountant by profession, Mr. MacKinnon joined KPMG LLP Canada in 1968, became a Partner in 1977 and was CEO from 1999 until his retirement at the end of 2008. For several years, he served on the KPMG International Board of Directors. Mr. MacKinnon holds a BCom from the University of Manitoba. He obtained his CPA, CA designation in 1971 and, in 1994, was named a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (FCPA, FCA).