OPTrust hires Hugh O’Reilly as new CEO

OPTrust hires Hugh O’Reilly as new CEO
December 04
15:55 2014

The Board of Trustees of the OPSEU Pension Trust (OPTrust) has appointed Hugh O’Reilly as new President & CEO of OPTrust effective January 5, 2015.

O’Reilly currently leads the Pension Benefits and Insolvency Practice Group at Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP, a firm he joined after a successful career on the management side as a partner at Torys LLP.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Mr. O’Reilly’s depth of knowledge in public sector pension plans, and their challenges and opportunities, to lead the organization and help implement our strategic plan going forward,” said Michael Grimaldi, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the Board we look forward to working with Mr. O’Reilly to ensure the organization fulfills its mission of delivering sustainable pension security for all our plan members.”

“Public sector pensions in Ontario have made tremendous progress over the last decade, however many challenges still face the sector, including at OPTrust. The Board of Trustees believes that Mr. O’Reilly is the right leader to help us continue to grow,” said Vicki Ringelberg, Vice-Chair OPTrust. “Mr. O’Reilly will build on the work of outgoing President and CEO, Bill Hatanaka, who we thank for his excellent service to the organization.”

In May 2014, Hatanaka resigned as President & CEO of OPTrust effective January 1, 2015. Hatanaka, formerly Group Head of Wealth Management at TD, joined OPTrust in November 2012.

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