Derek W. Dobson

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Derek is a seasoned pension leader. Currently the CEO of one of Canada’s most sustainable pension plans, he also serves as Co-Chair of the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council and sits as a member of the Pension Policy Council at the C.D. Howe Institute. He is a member of the Talent Ecosystem Committee at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, which aims to facilitate a diverse, competitive, and resilient talent ecosystem in the region. He is also a founding faculty member of the Masters of Trust Management Standards at the International Foundation of Employee Benefits and Pensions.

Derek is a featured speaker at international pension conferences and is a contributing author to Talent Canada, HR Professional, Plans & Trusts, Benefits Canada, and Canadian HR Reporter

Derek received the 2019 Association of Canadian Pension Management Industry Award in recognition of his leadership and creativity in addressing the challenges facing the Canadian retirement income system. He continues to advocate for innovative solutions to expand access to sustainable and efficient pension plans for all sectors.