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Dennis Blatchford

Dennis Blatchford is the Pensions & Benefits Advocate for the Health Sciences Association of BC; a position he has held since October 2008. Prior to moving to the Advocate position, Dennis was the Executive/Human Resources Coordinator for HSABC for over 10 years. Dennis came to HSABC in 1997 from the BC Federation of Labour where he was the Director of Community and Social Action Programs. Dennis joined the BC FED in the early 1990's after many years of being active in the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Dennis first became involved with pensions in 1998 when he became a trustee on the Canadian Blood Services DB pension plan during the difficult transition from the Canadian Red Cross. In 1999, Dennis was appointed to coordinate HSABC's response to changes to the BC Public Sector Pensions Plan Act, and played a key role in helping negotiate the joint trust agreement for the Municipal Pension Plan. When the new jointly-trusted Municipal Pension Plan came into effect in April 2001, Dennis was appointed HSABC's first trustee to the MPP; an appointment he still holds. Dennis served many years on the MPP Governance Committee and is the past Chair. In 2012, Dennis was appointed by the MPP to the BC Investment Management Corporation Board of Directors where he continues to serve today. Dennis also serves on SHARE's Board of Directors.

My Moderators Sessions

Friday, February 26
 

4:30pm PST