Virtual Event: Dean Connor
CEO, Sun Life
” Reflections From a Decade as CEO: A Fireside Chat with Sun Life’s Dean Connor ”
Jun 10, 2021
Join Canadian Club Toronto, as Sun Life CEO, Dean Connor, sits down with Marcia Moffat, Managing Director, Country Head of Canada, BlackRock for a candid virtual fireside chat. Dean will reflect on leading after the pandemic, the Canadian insurance industry on a global stage, and the evolving roles of executives and directors.
CEO, Sun Life
Dean A. Connor was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer, Sun Life on December 1, 2011, and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Dean will be retiring from Sun Life in August 2021.
Dean joined Sun Life in 2006 and held a series of roles prior to his current appointment, including head of Sun Life’s Canadian Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. Dean joined Sun Life following 28 years at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where he rose to be President for the Americas.
Dean serves on the Board of the Business Council of Canada, as a Trustee for the University Health Network in Toronto, and as a member of the Ivey Advisory Board and the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council. He also Chaired the 2017 United Way campaign for Toronto and York Region, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s ‘Making Incredible Happen’ campaign.
Dean is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey School of Business at Western University. Dean was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2017®, Ivey’s Business Leader of the Year for 2018, and one of the Top CEOs in the World for 2019 by the Harvard Business Review
Managing Director, Country Head of Canada, BlackRock
Marcia Moffat, Managing Director, is BlackRock’s Country Head of Canada. As Country Head, Marcia is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of BlackRock’s business activities in the region. Through our institutional client and iShares businesses, and growing technology and advisory services, the Canada team is focused on sharing the very best of the firm’s global capabilities and local expertise with Canadian clients. Marcia is also a member of the firm’s Global Operating Committee, Global Human Capital Committee and US & Canada Executive Committee.
Marcia joined BlackRock in 2015 with over 15 years of experience in financial services. She has spent most of her career in financial services, including several years at the Royal Bank of Canada where she held progressively senior roles in Investment Banking, Investor Relations and Retail Banking. Earlier in her career, she worked as a corporate finance lawyer in the New York and Paris offices of Shearman & Sterling.
Beyond the firm, Marcia is actively involved with several industry and not-for-profit organizations, and speaks regularly at conferences and other events. She is Board Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, Board Vice Chair of the Ontario Brain Institute, a Board Member of the C.D. Howe Institute, a member of the Business Council of Canada and Co-chair of McGill University’s campaign for its third century. She also dedicates time and resources to a number of philanthropic endeavors.
She earned her MBA and Law degrees from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science (biology) degree from McGill University.