TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Executive and the Board
of Governors, Ontario Teachers' Federation President Francine
LeBlanc-Lebel is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia
(Patsy) Anderson to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Teachers'
With a background in the financial sector, Patsy Anderson is a graduate
of Queen's University and Harvard Business School. Early in her
career, she worked in corporate finance with McLeod Young Weir and
corporate banking with The Royal Bank of Canada. She has served on
the Investment Committees of a number of organizations.
"The teachers of Ontario are pleased to appoint Patsy Anderson to the
Board of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan", LeBlanc-Lebel said.
"With her background in finance, banking and investments, Patsy will
ably represent us on the board of the Pension Plan, one of the largest
financial organizations in Canada."
Anderson recently completed a five-year term as Chair of the SickKids
Foundation (included in a ten-year term on the Board) and also as a
Trustee of The Hospital for Sick Children. She serves as Chair of The
Aldeburgh Connection, a highly regarded classical music company, and
has previously served as Chair of the Board of Governors of Roy Thomson
Hall and Massey Hall.
The appointment is effective immediately. Patsy Anderson fills a vacancy
created by a resignation and will complete the term until December 31,
2012. She was chosen following an extensive search by the OTF Executive
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is jointly sponsored by the Ontario
Teachers' Federation and the Government of Ontario. Each partner
appoints four members to the board, and the partners jointly appoint a
ninth person to serve as Chair. Directors serve for two-year terms,
renewable to a maximum of eight years.
The Ontario Teachers' Federation is the advocate for the teaching
profession in Ontario and for its 160,000 teachers. OTF members are
full-time, part-time and occasional teachers in all the publicly
funded schools in the province—elementary, secondary, public, Catholic
SOURCE Ontario Teachers' Federation
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