Board

 


TRAF is governed by a Board which oversees its operations. The Board acts as trustee of the Fund and is ultimately responsible for the proper administration of The Teachers' Pensions Act. Additional details regarding the function of the Board are set out in its Terms of Reference.

The Board is comprised of seven members – three nominated by The Manitoba Teachers' Society (MTS) and four from the general public. These representatives are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. 

The current members of the Board, and their appointment dates, are set out below. All members shall continue to hold office after the expiry of their term until re-appointment or a successor is appointed.



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Chair – Ross Dunlop
Appointed December 10, 2014
Term Expires December 31, 2016

Ross has over 25 years' experience with pension plans and investments. He is a pension actuary and investment consultant at Ellement Consulting in Winnipeg where he provides advice with respect to governance, actuarial and investment issues to a variety of pension plans across Canada. Prior to Ellement, Ross was Vice-President, Investments & Portfolio Manager at Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.

He began his career at what is now known as Aon Hewitt where he had a number of increasing roles leading to Senior Consultant.

Ross is a Board Member of the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM), Chair of the ACPM’s Governance and Nominating Committee and was founding Chair of ACPM’s Prairie Regional Council. He was previously a member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries Committee on Investment Practice and also served as the committee’s Vice-Chair and then Chair.

Ross has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is also a CFA charterholder.



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Vice Chair – Norman (Norm) Gould
Appointed March 8, 2012
Term Expires December 31, 2016

Norm is currently the Vice President of The Manitoba Teachers' Society (MTS). He has been a member of the MTS Provincial Executive since 2009. During his tenure, he has served as the Chair of the MTS Audit Committee, representative to the Funding for School Program Advisory Committee to the Deputy Minister of Education and as a member of the MTS Disability Benefits Plan Investment Committee. Prior to Norm's involvement with MTS, he served as President of the St. James-Assiniboia Teachers' Association for three years and was involved in numerous activities and initiatives at the local level.

Norm earned his Master of Education degree from the University of Manitoba (2005) with a specialization in educational law. He also holds degrees from Brandon University (B.Ed. in 1992) and University of Winnipeg (B.A. in 1989).


 
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Raymond Desrochers
Appointed December 15, 2004
Term Expires December 31, 2015

Raymond Desrochers is currently a partner of the firm BDO Dunwoody LLP Chartered Accountants & Consultants.

He has also been a Certified Fraud Examiner for many years. With over 20 years of public practice service, he has specialized experience with institutional auditing, taxation, investigation and forensics, consulting, business planning, projections, and budgeting.

He provides services in both official languages to many small and medium-sized businesses, agricultural businesses, not-for-profit organizations, universities, school divisions, and Caisses Populaires and credit unions in Manitoba.

He is also a current member of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba.


 
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Madeline McKenzie
Appointed January 1, 2012
Term Expires December 31, 2015

Madeline retired in June 2010 after 40 years as a public school educator. She also served her colleagues as president of the St. Vital Teachers' Association and following amalgamation, president of the Louis Riel Teachers' Association. She also co-chaired the Workplace, Safety and Health Committee of the division.

Madeline served on numerous committees of The Manitoba Teachers' Society related to a variety of public education matters, including professional development, certification, administrators and provincial bargaining. She also was the Regional Coordinator of Metro Bargainers for five years.

Madeline received her Bachelor of Education and Special Education Certification from the University of Manitoba and completed a Master of Education in Instructional Design at Arizona State University.

Since retiring, Madeline has been active in several roles including evaluations of an independent living training program and differential response in child welfare. She is also a member of the Board of Vic Wyatt House, Inc.


 
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Glen Anderson
Appointed April 30, 2014
Term Expires December 31, 2015

Glen is currently the Staff Officer for Benefit Plans with The Manitoba Teachers' Society where he oversees the various benefit plans that The Manitoba Teachers' Society holds. Formerly, he was a teacher in the River East Transcona School Division, and served as President of the former River East Teachers' Association.

Glen received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and his certificate of Education from the University of Manitoba.


 
Tammy Hodgins Rector Web

Tammy Hodgins-Rector
Appointed December 10, 2014
Term Expires December 31, 2016

Tammy is the current President of the Red River Valley Teachers' Association and a teacher/counsellor at Sanford Collegiate in the Red River Valley School Division. She has been an active member of her local association since 1998 serving in various capacities including: President, Past President and Collective Bargaining Chairperson.

Tammy is currently a trustee on the Manitoba Teachers' Society Disability Benefits Plan Investment Committee and has served on several provincial committees related to education, finance, collective bargaining and teacher certification.

Tammy received her Bachelor of Education (1996) from the University of Winnipeg and her School Administrator's Certificate in 2004.



Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams
Appointed December 10, 2014
Term Expires December 31, 2016

Kevin is a practicing Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public and currently is a Managing Partner of Taylor McCaffrey LLP. His practice is dispute resolution oriented.

As well as regularly appearing before and advising administrative tribunals, he has litigated matters in all levels of court in Manitoba as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Prior to entering law, Kevin obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) with majors in accounting and finance and for a brief period of time, worked with a public accounting firm prior to returning to university to commence his legal studies.

Kevin has been on the Board of Directors of the St. Boniface Hospital & Research Foundation since 2000 and Chairman of the Board since 2012.