Stephen Liptrap appointed Chief Operating Officer of Morneau Shepell


TORONTO, July 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Alan Torrie, President and CEO, today announced that Stephen Liptrap has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Morneau Shepell  (the "Company" or "Morneau Shepell") (TSX: MSI).  In this newly-created role, the executive team will report to Mr. Liptrap who will continue to report to Alan Torrie.

Mr. Liptrap brings more than 25 years of senior executive and Human Resources management experience to the role.  He has been with the Company since 2008, most recently leading the Employee Support Solutions business as Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell and General Manager, Shepell.  Prior to joining the Company, his executive experience spanned a number of sectors, including retail, information technology, and consumer packaged goods at large North American publicly-traded companies.

"Stephen is a proven executive with a stellar track record as a business leader.  His strong leadership capability and results-orientated approach will serve him well in this role and help Morneau Shepell continue its success.  Under Stephen's leadership, he has successfully built our Employee and Family Assistance Program business from the largest in Canada to a global competitor," said Mr. Torrie.  "In this new role, Stephen will focus on continuing to drive growth, enhance our customer experience, and introduce innovative new technologies and products that grow our business profitably. We intend to continue to leverage our strengths and our competitive differentiation as the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes a truly integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs under one roof.

"With Stephen in this role, it will allow me the opportunity to focus on building on our strategic initiatives, enterprise performance, key clients and external relationships," said Mr. Torrie.

"I am honoured to take on this new role at Morneau Shepell.  We have a strong senior management team in place, and our commitment to our clients and all stakeholders remains as strong as ever.  I look forward to continuing to work with Alan on profitably growing our business," said Mr. Liptrap.

A bio of Stephen Liptrap is available upon request and on the Company's web site.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Helen Reeves, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, Morneau Shepell, 416-355-5633,


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