Sharon Chandler has over 20 years’ experience managing public and corporate pension plans in the areas of governance, pension policy and communications. She retired in 2010 as Chief Operations Officer from the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan, a $5 billion jointly trusteed public sector pension plan in Toronto, Ontario where she was responsible for board and plan governance, pension policy and operations.
She has extensive industry experience in advocacy, public policy and governance with the Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute, the Humber College Employee Benefits Centre and the Toronto Board of Trade Pension Policy Committee. She is a former board committee member, course developer and instructor for a US-based HR association.
Currently, she serves the Canadian Cancer Society as a member of the Society’s Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee and as a member of the Ontario Board as Regional Representative – Toronto Region. She is also a founding member of the Ontario Public Issues Team.
She has a BA from the University of Manitoba and certificates in investments, pensions and benefits, and compensation from the Harvard University Executive Development Program and the Institute of Corporate Directors.