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Hugh O'Reilly

President and CEO OPTrust

Hugh O'Reilly was appointed President and CEO of OPTrust effective January 2015. He has responsibility for all of the organization’s operations, namely overseeing management of the pension fund assets and pension plan administration.

Mr. O’Reilly is one of Canada’s foremost pension experts and brings extensive expertise in the operation and governance of jointly-sponsored pension plans to OPTrust. One of two pension lawyers rated by Lexpert on both the management and union side, Mr. O’Reilly previously led the Pension Benefits and Insolvency Practice at Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP. He has authored many articles on pensions and benefits matters and is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of Benefits and Pensions Monitor.

During his career, Mr. O’Reilly has also served as senior policy advisor and Chief of Staff to a cabinet minister in the Ontario government, held the role of Senior Counsel at Canada Trust and practiced law as an associate lawyer at Oslers and as a partner at Torys.

Mr. O’Reilly holds an LL.B. from the University of Calgary and a B.A. from the University of Regina.

Charitable work: Hugh is a member of the Board of Directors of Regent Park Community Health Centre and is Chair of the Board’s Governance Committee.

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Friday, February 26

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