Halifax, NS – January 19, 2022 - The Board of Directors of Public Service Superannuation Plan Trustee Inc. (PSSPTI) has appointed Leo McKenna as its new Chair, effective April 1, 2022. Outgoing Chair, Ron Smith, has served as Chair since the PSSPTI Board’s inception in 2013.
Mr. McKenna has been on the PSSPTI Board since 2013, including 6 years at the helm of the PSSPTI’s Investment Committee. He also sits on the Board of Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation. Mr. McKenna retired in 2020 as the Chief Financial Officer of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia after serving in that role for 24 years. Mr. McKenna is a former Chair of the Halifax Regional Library Board of Directors. He holds the Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA) designation.
“I am eager to begin my new role with the Board. Ron has provided tremendous leadership and I am extremely pleased with the way the Board has been able to keep our work moving forward smoothly, especially under the unprecedented circumstances of the past couple of years,” says McKenna. “As Chair, I am looking forward to continuing the progress of the Board in strengthening the retirement security of our members. On behalf of the Board and all Plan members, I would like to thank Ron for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the PSSP over the last nine years.”
PSSPTI is the trustee of the Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP) and the Public Service
Superannuation Fund (Fund). The PSSPTI Board oversees pension administration and investment
management for the PSSP and the Fund. With $7.6 billion in assets and almost 41,000 Plan members, the PSSP is one of the largest defined benefit pension plans in Atlantic Canada.
Along with the independent Chair, the PSSPTI Board is comprised of 12 directors representing both employees and employers. This includes representation from the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, the Nova Scotia Government Retired Employees Association, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1867, non-union employees, and the Nova Scotia Government.
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