Kathy has over 30 years’ experience in the area of pension, benefits and executive compensation. She regularly assists businesses structure their pension, benefit and executive compensation arrangements and their related investments. She also has substantial litigation experience defending corporations from challenges at all levels of Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Kathy was a member and vice-chair of both the Ontario pension regulator and the tribunal, and was the management expert on the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions. She is the former chair of the Association for Canadian Pension Management’s National Policy Committee. Currently she is a member of the CD Howe Pension Policy Committee and a leader of the Blakes Pension Benefits and Executive Compensation group. Kathy is the vice-chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee on Pensions at Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA).
Kathy has provided advice to many provincial governments, the Federal government and a great many of Canada’s largest jointly sponsored pension plans relating to the structuring of pension and benefit arrangements and their board structure and governance. She has also developed one of the premier Canadian practices on Trustee Board governance.