LAPP Welcomes New CEO

November 20, 2014

Christopher BrownThe LAPP Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher A. Brown as the new President and CEO of LAPP Corp. Mr. Brown will take on his new responsibilities beginning January 5, 2015, replacing Laurence Waring, LAPP's Vice President of Investments, who assumed the role of Interim CEO July 1, 2014, after the departure of former CEO Meryl Whittaker.

A practicing member of the Law Society of Alberta for the past 20 years, Mr. Brown has been a leading pension expert counselling clients and working with regulators and other pension policy makers on pension legislation and governance at the provincial and national levels. He is a well-known and highly respected leader in the Canadian pension community and is looking forward to taking the next step in his distinguished career as the leader of Canada's 7th largest pension plan.

"We are very excited to have Chris on board and look forward to working with him as we continue to build on the strengths and success of LAPP as Alberta's largest pension plan," says Board Chair, Terry Agoto.

Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Alberta, 1990), a Bachelor of Laws (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1993) and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1994.

He has served as Co-Chair of the Alberta-British Columbia Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards and worked with Alberta's and B.C.'s experts to review private sector pension legislation in the two provinces. Those recommendations resulted in new pension legislation in both provinces in 2012.

Mr. Brown served as the President of the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) from 2010 to 2013, is a current member of the National Board of Directors, Executive Committee and National Policy Committee of the ACPM, and a past member of its Alberta Council. Chris also sat on the Stakeholder Task Force on Common Pension Standards for the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities.

Over his legal career, Mr. Brown has had extensive experience counselling clients on all matters relating to the governance, investment, administration and regulatory compliance of pension plans and other employment benefits and compensation plans. Mr. Brown was a founder and managing partner of a firm specializing in human resources-related law and has been a partner in three leading national law firms.

You can read more about Christopher Brown in this short biography.