Chair

Murray Campbell, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver, BC. Mr. Campbell practises exclusively in the pension and employee benefits area, and is the head of his firm’s Pension and Employee Benefits Group. He is legal counsel for over two dozen multi-employer pension and health and welfare plans in BC, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He has advised on many disputes relating to pension and benefit plans, and is involved in all manners of compliance and governance issues arising out of the administration of such plans. He is a frequent speaker on pension and benefit issues.

   

Faculty

Mike GreschnerFCIA, FSA, Senior Consultant, George & Bell Consulting, Vancouver, BC. Mike has worked in the health benefits field for 14 years. He advises a diverse group of clients including public and private sector organizations and multi-employer trusteed plans varying in size from small upstarts to large public entities and international corporations. Until recently, Mike was the Chief Actuary at a large international human resource consulting firm, overseeing the strategic direction of the actuarial services for the health business. Mike is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries, and a Vice Chair of the Society of Actuaries’ Education Committee. In this role, he is responsible for helping set the direction of educating future actuaries. He also holds insurance licenses in British Columbia and Alberta.

   

Earl MartinAdministrator, Interior Lumbermen’s Pension and Health & Welfare Plans, Kelowna, BC. Earl has been involved in the investment, pension and benefits areas in a variety of roles since the early 1980’s. He has been the Administrator of the Interior Lumbermen’s Pension Plan for the past 16 years. The Plan is a non-union, multi-employer plan with about 3,600 active, retired, and terminated vested members.

   

Mike MasuharaFSA, FCIA , Senior Consultant, Aon Hewitt, Vancouver, BC. Mike is a consulting actuary in the Vancouver Aon Hewitt office. He has over 30 years of experience in actuarial consulting, and provides services in the design, financing and administration of retirement programs sponsored by private and public sector employers and trustees of multi-employer pension plans. Mike has addressed most of the issues that multi-employer plans have had to deal with over the last 25 years: the introduction of solvency rules, declining interest rates, funding shortfall issues, benefit cuts, a declining industry, maturing plans and the conversion of multi-employer plans to a target benefit provision. Mike is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

   

Glen Oikawa, FSA, FCIA, Partner, Aon Hewitt, Vancouver, Canada. Glen is a Partner and Actuary in Aon Hewitt’s Retirement practice in Vancouver. He has nearly 20 years of consulting experience helping organizations solve their retirement challenges. In addition to partnering with his clients on the day-to-day management of their retirement plans, Glen works with his clients to help develop and implement retirement plans and strategies that meet his clients’ people and financial needs. His clients include organizations across a wide variety of industries in both the private and public sector.

   

Michael J. PetersSuperintendent of Pensions, Financial Institutions Commission, Vancouver, BC. Michael was appointed as Acting Superintendent of Pensions for British Columbia in July 2016. Before his appointment he was Deputy Superintendent of Pensions, having assumed that role in 2004. In his current position, Michael is responsible for operational and strategic policies related to administration and enforcement of the British Columbia PBSA. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of a risk-based regulatory framework for oversight of pension plans registered in British Columbia. Michael represents British Columbia at the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA) and oversees British Columbia’s involvement in furthering CAPSA’s strategic plan. Michael also works with the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Pensions. He has briefed cabinet ministers and the Executive Council of British Columbia on pension matters.

   

John SmithPartner, Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver, BC. Mr. Smith has a wide ranging practice covering commercial law, securities and M&A, as well as significant trust matters. Mr. Smith also has a long history of dealing with pension plans and serves on the Pension Committee of a significant corporation. A significant part of his practice is devoted to advising trustees and other fiduciaries about the extent and discharge of their duties. Mr. Smith is widely published, has lectured extensively, and is an adjunct professor teaching a section of the Trusts course at University of British Columbia Faculty of Law.