OPTrust announces change in leadership

posting date Posted: March 18, 2019


TORONTO, March 18, 2019 - OPTrust’s Board of Trustees today announced that Hugh O’Reilly has resigned as President and CEO of OPTrust effective immediately to pursue other interests. Mr. O’Reilly has brought many positive changes to OPTrust in the four years he led the organization including the introduction of many innovative strategies such as Member Driven Investing and OPTrust Select, the first new defined benefit plan in Ontario in a generation.

CFO Doug Michael will continue as the Interim President and CEO, providing strong continuity in leadership and operations.  Mr. Michael has been with OPTrust for over 9 years and became the CFO in 2015.  OPTrust will continue to focus on its mission to pay pensions today and preserve pensions for tomorrow for the over 92,000 members and retirees it serves. 

The Board has struck a committee to conduct a search for a permanent President and CEO.



About OPTrust

With net assets of over $20 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with over 92,000 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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Claire Prashaw
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