Canada Pension Appoints Munroe-Blum as Chairman

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board appointed Heather Munroe-Blum chairman, succeeding Robert Astley, whose term expires on Oct. 27, 2014.

Munroe-Blum has been a director of the pension fund’s board since 2011. She has more than 25 years of senior management experience in higher education, public policy, and research and development, including as principal and vice-chancellor at Montreal’s McGill University, according to statement from Canada Pension today.

“The board unanimously agrees that Heather’s strong reputation as a leader on our board combined with her strategic thinking and knowledge of global markets make her a clear and welcome choice,” said Astley in a statement.

Canada Pension handles the retirement savings of 18 million Canadians.

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