Peter Lindley is President and CEO of OPTrust, one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans with offices in Toronto, London and Sydney.
Since joining OPTrust in 2019, Peter reprioritized the organization's Strategic Plan and increased focus on the Plan's members. He has also emphasized inclusion, diversity and equity as demonstrated by achieving a more gender diverse Executive Team. He established OPTrust's Sustainable Investing and Innovation (SII) department, giving it a mandate to identify new investment opportunities across asset classes at the intersection of sustainability and innovation.
A financial services industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in strategy, investments and leading high-performance teams, Peter is a strong advocate for defined benefit pensions and responsible investing. Prior to joining OPTrust, Peter served as President and Head of Investments at State Street Global Advisors, where he was responsible for the firm's overall Canadian business strategy.
Peter obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Leicester, U.K. and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Peter is a board member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and serves on its Member Engagement Committee and Public Policy Committee.