Board of Directors
Members of OPB’s Board of Directors are appointed based on their expertise, commitment, integrity and vision. Working together, they ensure the Plan’s governance structure and practices reflect the highest standards.
Geri Markvoort Chair
Geri is a retired senior human resources executive, with more than 40 years’ experience in large complex organizations. She has aligned the delivery of human resources with the needs of business in various industries (e.g., Shell Canada, Quality Safety Systems, Jannock, CIBC, KPMG and KPMG Global). Significant organizational change, global service models, total rewards delivery, effective client relationships and the evolution of the HR function have challenged and engaged her throughout her career. A passionate champion for change and strong HR leadership, Geri’s board experience has included governance roles as Chair of the Board of Governors, George Brown College; Chair of the Board, Dress for Success Toronto; and board member of Lawn Summer Nights and the Cystic Fibrosis Toronto Chapter.
Patti Croft Vice-Chair
Patricia Croft is Vice Chair of the Ontario Pension Board as well as Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Audit and Governance Committees. She is also a member of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, where she is Chair of the Benefits Adjudication Committee and a member of the Governance, Audit and Investment Committees. She is the former Chief Economist of RBC Global Asset Management. Her community involvement has included the Oakville Humane Society and the Oakville Fairshare Food Bank. She is currently providing pet therapy visits in Toronto through the St John Ambulance program. Ms Croft has been a member of the Ontario Pension Board since 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto as well as the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Michael Briscoe Director
Michael Briscoe worked for 27 years in the Ontario and municipal government as an HR professional. With a focus on labour relations, he was Chief Negotiator and Senior Manager of HR for the Simcoe County District School Board. Michael was hired by the Ontario Provincial Police Association in 2013 as its Executive Labour Advisor and as its Chief Administrative Officer in 2015. He is also a former Strategic Issues Advisor with the Ontario Provincial Police and a Client Relationship Coordinator for the Strategic Business Unit with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a Certified Human Resources Professional.
David Bulmer Director
Dave Bulmer is the President of AMAPCEO – Ontario’s Professional Employees and has been since 2015. He previously held the offices of Chief Financial Officer, Board Chair, Director-at-Large, Finance Committee Chair and Pension Committee Chair. His home position in the OPS is within the Emergency Health Services Branch of MOHLTC. Dave is a long-time community activist who has volunteered his time as a coach in elite-level sports and with PFLAG and Crohn’s & Colitis Canada. Dave has received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Lynne Clark Director
Lynne Clark is a recently retired senior Deloitte partner with over 35 years of public accounting experience and a former leader of the Deloitte National Financial Services Industry. She is the 2012 recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service, is a former Treasurer of the Junior Achievement Foundation (Canadian Business Hall of Fame) and is past chair of Junior Achievement of Canada. She was also a Director of The Easter Seals Society of Ontario. Lynne is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario and received her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. She was a member of the audit committee and investment committee at North York General Hospital up to 2018.
Michelle Savoy Director
Michelle is a corporate director with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including investment management and capital markets. She currently serves as a Director for the Laurentian Bank of Canada (LB-T), Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. (PZA-T) and NAV CANADA, and held numerous senior executive positions with The Capital Group of Companies, a global investment management organization, including President of Capital Guardian Canada, until her retirement in 2011. Michelle is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.