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March 28, 2015 8:51 PM ET


Company Overview of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada

Company Overview

The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada provides life and health group insurance, and savings and retirement plans. The company also offers portfolio funds, mutual funds, segregated funds, term funds, and annuities. The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada serves group insurance and pension plan participants. The company was founded in 1833 and is based in Montreal, Canada. The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada operates as a subsidiary of Standard Life Financial, Inc.

1245 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, QC H3G 1G3


Founded in 1833





Key Executives for The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 42
Chief Financial Officer
President of Standard Life Investments Inc. (Canada)
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Solutions
Age: 57
Senior Vice-President of Customer Experience
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada Key Developments

The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada Announces Management Appointments

The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada announced the appointment of five vice-presidents to the company's senior management team. The company appointed Bruce Williams as Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Development. Bruce Williams recently joined Standard Life to lead corporate development for Canadian initiatives, such as joint ventures, alliances, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. The company appointed Anouk Hébert as Vice-President, Group Insurance, Customer Experience. Anouk Hébert is responsible for the delivery of health and absence management services across Canada. She also manages delivery of the company's Group Insurance claims services, provided by TELUS Health which supplies systems and services for group insurance claims at Standard Life. The company appointed Christiane Vachon as Vice-President, Compliance, Financial Crime and Privacy Officer. Christiane Vachon previously worked in private practice and as in-house counsel in Montréal and Toronto focusing on legal affairs, compliance, privacy and anti-money-laundering for financial institutions and securities dealers. The company appointed Ingrid Gendreau as Vice-President, Legal Affairs. Ingrid Gendreau joined Standard Life as Associate General Counsel in 2009 specializing in contracts, reinsurance and real estate. She recently assumed additional responsibility for legal services related to products, litigation and claims. The company appointed Annie Pelchat as Vice-President, Total Rewards and Human Resources Operations. Annie Pelchat is responsible for compensation, pension, group benefits, including health and wellness initiatives, as well as payroll and human resources information systems. She joined Standard Life in 2010 as Assistant Vice-President, Total Rewards. She previously worked in compensation in the banking sector.

Standard Life Assurance Montreal Office Up For Sale

The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada has put its Montreal head offices up for sale. While a deal has yet to be reached for the Sherbrooke St. site the location is largely being looked at as a mixed residential development, real estate sources say.

The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada Announces Board Appointments

The Board of Directors of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada announced the appointment of two independent directors, Sheelagh Whittaker and Gerry Rocchi. Sheelagh Whittaker is a former director of Standard Life plc and member of its risk and capital, remuneration, nomination and governance, and investment committees. Ms. Whittaker worked with Electronic Data Systems Inc., initially as President and CEO of EDS Canada. Mr. Rocchi is co-founder and CEO of Green Power Action. He is a former director of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and was its first independent Chair.

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