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

Lisa Chamzuk, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver, BC. Lisa is a partner in the firm’s Pension and Employee Benefits Group and Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information Group. She represents boards of trustees and corporate plan sponsors in both the public and private sector and in a wide variety of industries. Lisa regularly advises boards of trustees and other sponsors of pension and employee benefit plans in respect of the interpretation and amendment of plan texts, the application of the governing legal principles and of provincial and federal legislation. She often prepares formal opinions for her clients advising on proposed courses of action in light of the governing legal principles. Lisa is particularly familiar with the provincial and federal privacy legislation as they apply to pension and employee benefit plans and has drafted privacy policies for a number of her clients.

   

Orla Cousineau, Executive Director, UBC Staff Pension Plan, Vancouver, BC. Ms. Cousineau is a highly regarded pension professional with over 25 years of experience in the pension industry. Prior to her role at UBC, Ms. Cousineau had a longstanding and distinguished career with Mercer and was a client relationship manager for a number of Mercer’s largest clients. Her strong pension experience includes leading and providing strategic advice and guidance to several large pension plans, multi-national corporations, boards and pension committees.

   

Rosalind Gilbert, Associate Partner, Aon Hewitt Canada, Vancouver, BC. Ms. Gilbert is a senior actuary and Associate Partner in Aon’s Retirement and Investment Consulting practice. She provides actuarial, pension and governance consulting services to multi employer and single employer plan sponsors and Boards, plans in public and private sectors, defined benefit and capital accumulation plans, and executive arrangements. She specializes in retirement plan design, financing and governance, and is a member of Aon’s national Governance Team and Defined Contribution Steering Committee. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA), Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA).

   

Rochelle Morandini, Partner, Vice President, National Health Consulting, Morneau Shepell, Vancouver, BC. Rochelle has over 24 years’ experience providing health strategy consulting that focuses on enhancing both individual health and productivity along with organizational health and performance. Rochelle has “PHPP” – Psychological Health and Performance, Passion! Her interest and personal experience with psychological health drives her to demystify mental illness and help people and organizations thrive. Her work this past year has been concentrated on mental health strategies for her client organizations as well as educating their leaders on mental health as well as coping skills. And will further “catch fire” as workplaces are challenged to mitigate the legalization of marijuana! Rochelle has a Bachelor degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia with an emphasis in Human Resources. She also has a Masters’ in Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in California with an emphasis in Organizational Effectiveness and Business Strategy.

   

John Smith, Partner, 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.