Hugh O’Reilly

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O’Reilly is responsible for the management of the pension fund’s $19 billion in net assets and plan administration. He has been in his current role since January 2015. Since his arrival, he has led an organisation-wide transformation of OPTrust and changed its focus to the measure that matters, which is maintaining the plan’s fully funded status. He is a highly regarded and sought-after speaker at national and international conferences and events, including at the University of Calgary, Harvard Law School, The International Centre for Pension Management and Oxford University. O’Reilly is a member of the TMX Advancing Innovation Roundtable, the editorial advisory board of Benefits and Pensions Monitor and the board of directors of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Industry Leadership Award in the Benefits Canada Workplace Benefits Awards and most recently was honoured with the CORPaTH Crystal Globe Award for his efforts in protecting and promoting defined-benefit pensions. O’Reilly has extensive expertise in the governance and operations of jointly sponsored pension plans. Included among his competencies is a comprehensive knowledge of pension plan best practices, investment strategies and asset classes. Prior to joining OPTrust, he led the pension benefits and insolvency practice at Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish and is recognised as one of Canada’s foremost pension legal experts. Over the course of his career, O’Reilly has served as senior policy adviser and chief of staff to a Government of Ontario cabinet minister, been senior corporate counsel at Canada Trust and practised law as an associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, and as a partner at Torys in Toronto.

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