Members of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance


Tiff Macklem – Chair

Tiff Macklem is the Dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, as well as chief operating officer and a member of its board of directors. Dr. Macklem also served as associate deputy minister of the Department of Finance and Canada’s finance deputy at the G7 and G20. He also served as chair of the Standing Committee on Standards Implementation of the Financial Stability Board. In that role, he worked to establish an international system of peer review to promote and assess the implementation of new financial standards across the 24 most financially important countries in the world.

Since joining the Rotman School of Management, Dr. Macklem has been appointed Chair of the Board of the Global Risk Institute, Chair of Ontario’s Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity, Director of Scotiabank, and member of the Asian Business Leaders Advisory Board.

Andrew (Andy) Chisholm

Andy Chisholm is a member of the board of directors of the Royal Bank of Canada. He spent most of his career at Goldman Sachs & Co, in New York. Mr. Chisholm served as head and co-head of the Global Financial Institutions Group, in London and New York, and globally as senior strategy officer of the firm. He also served as co-chair of the Firmwide Commitments Committee, primarily overseeing the firm’s equity underwriting activities.

Mr. Chisholm holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. He serves as the chair of the advisory board of the Ivey Business School; a board member of Evergreen Brick Works, in Toronto; and he sits on the advisory board of ArcTern Ventures, an early-stage clean-technology venture-capital firm.

Kim Thomassin

Kim Thomassin is the Executive Vice-President of Legal Affairs and Secretariat, with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. She manages the Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretariat and Compliance, and Responsible Investment teams. She is a member of the executive committee, in addition to being a member of the board of Ivanhoé Cambridge, the institution’s global real-estate subsidiary. Before joining the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, she served as the national client leader and managing partner for the Quebec region, at McCarthy Tétrault.

Ms. Thomassin received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the Université Laval and a Minor in Psychology degree from McGill University. She also studied at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law, and she is a member of the Quebec Bar.

Barbara Zvan

Barbara Zvan is the Chief Risk & Strategy Officer for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. She leads the Strategy & Risk team in supporting the plan sponsors, in plan-design decisions, and the board, in determining the appropriate benchmarks and risk appetite. She drives the responsible investing and climate change risk management and strategy for the fund and directs the enterprise and operational risk-management approach for the organization.

Ms. Zvan is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and she holds an Institute of Corporate Directors designation and a Master of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. She also serves as the chair of the International Centre of Pension Management and on the boards of Cadillac Fairview, Global Risk Institute, and the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.

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