Michael serves as Program Director of the Schulich School’s Schulich ExecEd Centre of Excellence in Governance, Risk Management and Control. He was appointed as the Global Risk Institute’s first Executive in Residence in January 2014, where he assists GRI management in the development of leading edge ERM research and education programs. Mike also is the President and Founder of Matrisc Advisory Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in the provision of enterprise risk management advisory services to the financial services sector.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. He holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics Degree (Actuarial Science and Statistics) from the University of Waterloo.
He currently serves on the boards of the Equitable Bank, the Definity Financial Group, Foresters Financial and Munich Re Canada. He also serves as Chair of the Province of Ontario’s Ontario Internal Audit Committee.
Prior to his service on boards, Mike held senior leadership positions with Sun Life Financial, including the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer. He joined Sun Life Financial in 2002 following its acquisition of Clarica, where he held the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer and was also head of the International Reinsurance Business. Previously, Mike held senior executive positions with the Canadian operations of the worldwide Zurich Financial Services Group, including Chief Actuary, CFO, Chief Operating Officer and President & CEO of the Zurich Life Insurance Company of Canada.