Sun Life Financial - Vice President & Corporate Secretary - Toronto

  • 10 to 15 years experience
  • In-house
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sun Life Financial (SLF) ranks among the largest North American life insurers with assets under management of C$865 billion. Headquartered in Toronto with global operations, SLF is a public company trading on the TSX, NYSE and PSE. The company was founded with the purpose of helping its clients achieve lifetime financial security and well-being through a diverse range of protection and wealth products.

SLF is currently seeking a Corporate Secretary or Senior Lawyer to join its team as Vice President and Corporate Secretary. This role reports to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Legal and Governance and will provide advice to the Chairman, President and Chief Executive, and other Directors, as well as to the General Counsel and senior management. The successful candidate will take on the strategic leadership for the company’s corporate governance initiatives. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: setting the agenda and strategy for Board and Executive Team meetings, including briefings with senior staff, maintaining minutes and overall responsibility to manage board/management relationships; providing corporate secretarial support to operating subsidiaries; planning annual shareholders’ meeting, including handling proxy matters and liaising with stock exchanges; serving as the principal corporate contact for members of the Board; responding to shareholder proposals; ensuring compliance with all internal and external policies, laws, regulations and rules with respect to trading and all activities, and providing leadership to the staff of the Office of the Corporate Secretary.

The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of corporate legal experience, preferably gained in a corporate governance role with a publicly held company. Financial service industry experience is an asset. Excellent judgment, an attention to detail, and an ability to effectively and diplomatically influence internal and external stakeholders through reasoned analysis are critical to this role.

If you have the requisite skill-set, please contact in complete confidence Adam Lepofsky or Danya Cohen (both Canadian qualified lawyers) at RainMaker Group.

adaml@rainmakergroup.ca
danyac@rainmakergroup.ca

As this is an exclusive assignment with RainMaker Group, all resumes sent directly to Sun Life Financial will be re-directed to RainMaker Group.

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