Paulette L. Kennedy



• Senior Finance roles in the financial services and food services industries in risk management, financial reporting and internal audit functions.

• Experienced the challenges of Canadian international businesses operating in varied cultural and regulatory structures.

• Currently involved with corporate governance and regulated environments including capital markets and energy.

Executive and Management Experience

• Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer – AEGON Canada, Inc. Responsible for the financial operations of this insurance and mutual fund management company. As a member of the senior management team actively involved in the strategic and tactical management of product development and distribution and administrative matters.

• Senior Vice-President and Chief Auditor – Sobeys Inc. Responsible for the internal audit function, including coordination with CEO and the Audit Committee. Exposure to the retail industry.

• Vice-President, Finance and Actuarial – Sun Life Financial. Responsible for financial reporting, investment accounting, administration and banking activities for the Sun Life Financial Canadian operations. Coordinated activities across business units and with the corporate office.

• Chief Auditor – Sun Life Financial. Responsible for internal audit activities internationally across all business units in several geographical locations. Involved with business unit presidents and the Audit and Risk Committees. Implemented risk assessment and measurement systems and reporting thereon.

Board of Directors and Advisory Experience

• Part-time Commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission - Responsible for oversight of policy development for Ontario securities regulation, review and approval of exemptive relief applications and adjudicating OSC hearings. Member of the Board of Directors, member of the Audit Committee and chair of the Human Resources Committee.

• Toronto Hydro Corporation – Member of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. Toronto Hydro operates a capital intensive operation in a highly regulated industry.

• University of Toronto – Member of the Business Board and Vice-chair of the Audit Committee.


• Bachelor of Commerce, McMaster University 1977

• Chartered Accountant, Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1979

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