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.
Sheelagh Whittaker is a former director of Standard Life plc and member of its risk and capital, remuneration, nomination and governance, and investment committees.
Ms. Whittaker worked with Electronic Data Systems Inc., initially as President and CEO of EDS Canada, then as Executive Vice-President in Asia Pacific and as Managing Director in London. She also held leadership roles with The Canada Consulting Group (now Boston Consulting Group), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Cancom (now Shaw Satellite Services).
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.