To remain on track and focused on our goals, the Plan relies on the leadership of an accomplished team of professionals. With a mix of industry experience, education, and a commitment to our long-term objectives, we have a team with a wealth of expertise to meet future challenges.
Derek Dobson, Chief Executive Officer and Plan Manager
Derek Dobson joined the CAAT Plan as the CEO in April 2009. He brings deep expertise in funding, risk management, strategic planning, governance, and stakeholder relations. In addition to leading the organization, he also serves as Co-Chair of the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council (CPPLC), and is on the Board of Directors for the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM). Derek’s thoughtful and balanced views are frequently sought by various groups of stakeholders across Canada, U.S., and Europe, including unions, employers, boards, policy makers, and industry professionals. He is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of topics, including the need and design for national aging and retirement strategies. Derek is an Associate of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) with a degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo and has 25 years of experience in the pension industry.
Julie Cays, Chief Investment Officer
With more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets, Julie has been instrumental in shaping the CAAT investment portfolio to meet the Plan’s long term funding goals. She is the Vice Chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, Chair of the investment advisory committee of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and is a past Chair of the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC). She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Waterloo and is a CFA charterholder.
Kevin Rorwick, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Kevin is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector and a strong background in investment operations and risk management. He oversees the Central Services group, which includes the finance, human resource, office administration, governance and information technology functions at the Plan. Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Alan Elliott, Director, Project Management
Alan is responsible for project delivery, methodology and strategic initiatives at the CAAT Pension Plan. He brings to the Plan over 25 years of experience as a project manager and consultant in the pension, finance, telecommunications and human resource sectors. Alan earned a BSc from the University of Toronto, and is a Certified Project Management Professional and member of the Project Management Institute.
Kevin Fahey, Director, Investments
Kevin is responsible for the Plan’s infrastructure, private equity and real estate investments, and brings over 15 years of relevant experience to his role. Kevin is the Vice-Chair of the Pension Investment Association of Canada, where he is past Chair of the Investment Practices Committee and currently sits on the Corporate Governance and Audit Committees. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a CFA charterholder.
Angela Goodchild, Vice President, Service Delivery
Angela brings 30 years of pension administration experience, most recently managing the Canadian pension and benefits business at a large third-party administrator, to her role at the CAAT Pension Plan. She is responsible for the Member Services and Employer Services teams, ensuring delivery of high quality administration service with a focus on client relations. Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.
Asif Haque, Director, Investments
Asif brings over 20 years of experience in finance and investments to the CAAT Pension Plan. He is responsible for oversight and strategy initiatives associated with the CAAT Plan’s public market investments, specifically its equity, fixed income, absolute return, currency hedging and overlay programs. Asif earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charterholder.
Evan Howard, Vice President, Pension Management
Evan is responsible for pension policy development, governance and regulatory compliance at the CAAT Pension Plan, and oversees the Plan’s Communications and Actuarial groups. He brings to his role 20 years of experience in the area of pension and benefits law in Canada and abroad. Evan is the past Chair of the Ontario Regional Council of the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) and continues to serve on the ACPM’s National Policy Committee. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario. Evan served for seven years on the Board of Trustees of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, including two as Chair. Evan is also a recipient of an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto, in recognition of his volunteer service at Trinity and the University of Toronto.