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Keith Ambachtsheer

Keith Ambachtsheer is an internationally recognized pension expert and a Senior Fellow in Retirement Income Security for the NIA.

He has been named a ‘Top 30 Difference-Maker’ by P&I, the ‘Globe’s #1 Knowledge Broker in Institutional Investing’ and ‘Top 10 Influential Academic in Institutional Investing’ by aiCIO, in the ‘Top Pension 40’ by II, ‘Outstanding Industry Contributor’ by IPE, the Lilywhite Award recipient by EBRI, the ‘Professional Excellence’ and ‘James Vertin’ Awards recipient by CFA Institute, the McArthur Industry Pioneer Award recipient by IMCA, and the Hirtle-Callghan Award for Investment Leadership.

He is Adjunct Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and Director Emeritus of its International Centre for Pension Management. He is a Senior Fellow at the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University, a member of the Melbourne-Mercer Global Pension Index Advisory Council, the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council, the World Economic Forum Long-Term Investing Council, the Georgetown University Center for Retirement Initiatives Scholars Council, and the Advisory Council of the Tobacco-Free Finance initiative.

He is also co-founder of KPA Advisory Services and of CEM Benchmarking Inc. KPA is a strategic advisory firm to the globe’s leading pension organizations in pension design, governance, and investing. CEM benchmarks ‘value for money’ in the investment and benefit administration functions of these organizations.


Susan Eng LLB, LSM

Susan Eng, one of Canada’s leading advocates, and a Senior Fellow in Advocacy for the National Institute on Ageing.

She is a Toronto lawyer and former Executive Vice President of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons. During her 8-year tenure as head of advocacy, Susan led CARP to shape the public discourse and secure legislative change on key issues such as pension reform, investor protection, mandatory retirement, workplace age discrimination, home care and seniors’ poverty. Increasingly, CARP had become a trusted source of public policy input at all levels of government and in the media. In 2012, Susan was named one of the Hill Times’ Top 100 Lobbyists.

Susan was the Chair of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board from 1991-1995 where she advanced issues of public accountability, police use of force, anti-racism and fiscal responsibility and initiated ground-breaking policy and organizational changes while under intense media scrutiny. Community service has been a long term commitment. Susan successfully campaigned, along with other redress groups across the country, for a Parliamentary apology and redress for 62 years of legislated racism under the Head Tax and Exclusion Acts. The year 2016 marked the 10th Anniversary of the Parliamentary apology.

Susan served on the Board of Directors of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations. She was on the executive of the Chinese Canadian National Council. She was a founder of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, a world renowned care centre providing culturally appropriate care for Chinese, South Asian, Japanese and Filipino seniors. Susan has served on the boards of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the YWCA of Greater Toronto. She was named a YWCA’s Woman of Distinction. She served three successive terms on the Governing Council of the University of Toronto and received the Arbour Award for her voluntary service to the University.

Susan was awarded the Law Society Medal in 2015 for outstanding service in the profession.

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