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The Sun Life Financial building in Toronto.
The Sun Life Financial building in Toronto.

Sun Life appoints deal veteran to board

Sun Life Financial Inc. is welcoming a new board memeber with experience in insurance deal making, from mergers to demutualizations.

The company said M. Marianne Harris joined the board Monday. She was most recently the president of corporate and investment banking at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.

In that role, Ms. Harris worked on a variety of deals in the financial services sector, including some major insurance transactions. She advised on two major purchases by Great-West Lifeco Inc., including the $7.3-billion merger with Canada Life, and the $1.75-billion deal for Irish Life in February.