David Nish, Chairman, is pleased to announce the appointment of this independent director to the Board of Directors of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada.
Gerry Rocchi has experience and expertise in investment management, pension and corporate finance, financial regulation and environmental sustainability.
Mr. Rocchi is co-founder and CEO of Green Power Action, the environmental finance firm that launched Canada’s first carbon offset credit fund. He is a former director of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and was its first independent Chair. He is also the former CEO of Barclays Global Investors Canada (now part of Blackrock Global Investors).
Standard Life provides long-term savings, investment and insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group retirement and insurance plan members.
Standard Life in Canada has been doing business for 180 years and has more than 2,000 employees. It is the largest operation outside the United Kingdom of Standard Life plc, its parent company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.