199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Kathy has over 30 years’ experience in the area of pension, benefits and executive compensation. She regularly assists businesses structure their pension, benefit and executive compensation arrangements and their related investments. She also has substantial litigation experience defending corporations from challenges at all levels of Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Kathy was a Member and Vice-Chair of both the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Financial Services Tribunal, and was the management expert on the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions. She is the past the Chair of the ACPM National Policy Committee, a Member of the CD Howe Pension Policy Committee and a leader of the Blakes National Pension Benefits and Executive Compensation Group. Kathy is currently a member of two of the pension regulator's advisory committees. Kathy has provided advice to many provincial governments, the Federal government and a great many of Canada’s largest jointly sponsored pension plans relating to the structuring of pension and benefit arrangements and their board structure and governance. She has also developed one of the premier Canadian practices on Trustee Board governance. Kathy earned the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
On October 1, 2016, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (“RRD”) completed its spin-off of LSC Communications, Inc. (“LSC”) and Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. (“DFS”) by way of a distribution to its stockholders of approximately 80.75 per cent of the common stock of each spin-off company.
On October 3, 2016, Laurentian Bank of Canada (Laurentian Bank) announced the completion of its acquisition of the Canadian equipment financing and corporate financing activities of CIT Group Inc. (CIT), a portfolio valued at approximately $1 billion (the Acquisition).