OPTrust CEO Hugh O’Reilly recipient of 2016 Industry Leadership Award

posting date Posted: October 20, 2016


Hugh O'Reilly has been appointed CEO and President of OPTrust, effective January 5, 2015TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2016- Benefits Canada announced earlier today that OPTrust President and CEO Hugh O’Reilly was selected as their 2016 Industry Leadership Award recipient.  

The Workplace Benefits Awards recognizes employers who have shown innovation, creativity and real results in areas such as absence management, benefits and pension plan communications, health and wellness programs, and mental health.  

“Today I was recognized with the Industry Leadership Award by Benefits Canada and was honoured to accept on behalf of my colleagues at OPTrust.   It is their efforts - collaborative, innovative and with an unwavering focus on our members -which offered OPTrust the opportunity to be recognized in this way” O’Reilly said. 

Finalists and winners were selected by a panel of external judges from across the industry including Rick Holinshead, Willis Towers Watson; Sarah Beech, Accompass Inc.; Susan Hermann, Desjardins Insurance; Vic Medland, Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan; Dr. Alain Sotto, Medcan; Colin Ripsman, Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc.; Dr. David Satok, Rogers Communications Inc.; Gavin Benjamin, Willis Towers Watson; Lori Landry, Sun Life Global Investments Inc.; Michael Peck, Invesco Canada Ltd.; Anita Lieberman, Desjardins; and Robert Baillie, State Street Canada.

About OPTrust

With assets of $18.4 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada’s largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with almost 87,000 members and retirees. OPTrust was established to give plan members and the Government of Ontario an equal voice in the administration of the Plan and the investment of its assets, through joint trusteeship. OPTrust is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by OPSEU and five by the Government of Ontario.

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For more information, contact OPTrust:

Claire Prashaw
Manager, Public Affairs