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 – Malcolm (Mal) Anderson

Appointed January 3, 2007
Term Expires December 31, 2014

Mal is currently Executive Director of the University Medical Group, the business office for full-time clinical teaching members of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.

Formerly, he was the President & CEO of Rice Financial Group Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Jovian Capital Corporation, a large Canadian financial services firm.

He brings over 30 years of financial experience to the TRAF Board, which includes 13 years as the CEO of Manitoba Credit Union Central. He has also served as Vice President Operations with Assante Canada, was Commissioner of Finance for the City of Winnipeg, and has held assistant and deputy minister roles with the Province of Manitoba.

His Board experience is also varied, serving the financial industry, the field of education, the arts and other community-based organizations.



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Vice Chair - Henry Shyka

Appointed October 17, 2001
Term Expires December 31, 2013

Henry is currently a Staff Officer at The Manitoba Teachers' Society (MTS), dealing with personnel, collective bargaining and group benefits.

He has been an MTS staff officer since 1989, acted as business agent for Winnipeg Teachers' Association for 12 years, and has been the regional coordinator for bargaining in the Interlake, Western and South Central regions of the Province of Manitoba.

Henry also chairs the Pension Task Force (PTF) which is responsible for pension negotiations with the government. He has had a seat on the PTF since 1994.

Prior to his tenure at MTS, Henry taught for 17 years in the Lord Selkirk School Division at St. Andrews, Daerwood, and Robert Smith.



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Raymond Desrochers
Appointed December 15, 2004
Term Expires December 31, 2013

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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Richard Alarie

Appointed August 2, 2011
Term Expires December 31, 2014

Richard is currently President of l'Association des éducatices et éducateurs franco-manitobains (AEFM) and is also serving as an elected member of the Provincial Executive of The Manitoba Teachers' Society. He is also the Chair of the Investment Board for the Disability Benefits Plan administered by The Manitoba Teachers' Society.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Education from Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface. Richard also has a Master of Arts in Political Economics from the University of Manitoba.

Richard began teaching in 1990. He taught for 21 years in the DSFM School Division.

Richard is also the author of two children's books, one of which received the Prix St-Exupéry in Paris in 1996. This marked the first time that the award was presented to a Canadian author residing outside of Quebec.



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Heather Grant-Jury
Appointed January 1, 2012
Term Expires December 31, 2015

Heather is currently the Director of the UFCW Local 832 Training Centres located in Winnipeg, Brandon and Neepawa. Previously, she was President of the Winnipeg Labour Council, a position she held from 1986 – 2004. She was the longest serving president of a central labour body in Canada

In 2009, Heather was the recipient for the United Way of Canada – Centraide Canada Partnership Builder Award. She also initiated the creation of the Safe Workers of Tomorrow organization with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg.

Heather has been an active community volunteer for more than 25 years. She is currently Co-Chair of Workplace Education Steering Committee, Vice President Tyndall Park Parent council, Vice President of Programming Tyndall Park Community Centre, a member of the United Way of Winnipeg Board and just recently finished her term as a member of the Winnipeg Regional Hospital Authority Board.


 
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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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Norman (Norm) Gould

Appointed March 8, 2012
Term Expires December 31, 2014

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).