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New Chair and Vice-Chair named by OPTrust Board

posting date Posted: November 4, 2016

TORONTO, November 4, 2016 - As part of OPTrust's governance structure one Government appointee and one OPSEU appointee fill the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair, with the roles alternating between Government and OPSEU appointees every two years.

Vicki Ringelberg was named Chair of OPTrust’s Board of Trustees, effective November 2016, replacing former Chair Michael Grimaldi, who remains on the Board. Ms. Ringelberg joined the Board in 2011 as a Government appointee and most recently served as Vice-Chair.  Her career spans over 20 years in the investment industry, where she held various senior positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at AIC Limited and Portland Investment Counsel. She is currently an independent finance consultant to a number of businesses. Ms. Ringelberg is a Certified Professional Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto.

The Board also appointed Tim Hannah as Vice-Chair of OPTrust's Board of Trustees, effective November 2016. Mr. Hannah was first appointed to the Board in 2012 by OPSEU.  He is a Senior Environmental Officer with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in Peterborough and a strong union activist, having held several local positions including President of Local 341 in Peterborough. Mr. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and geography from Trent University. He has also obtained the Chartered Director (C. Dir) designation from The Directors College (a joint venture between McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada).