Management team

The expert team working to ensure that your pension remains stable and secure

CAAT's leadership

To remain on track and focused on our goals, the Plan relies on the leadership of an accomplished team of professionals. With a mix of industry experience, education, and a commitment to our long-term objectives, we have a team with a wealth of expertise to meet future challenges.


Senior leadership team

Derek W. Dobson

Since joining as CEO in April 2009, Derek has applied his expertise in funding, risk management, strategic planning, governance, and stakeholder relations to strengthen the CAAT Plan, and more...

Julie Cays

Julie brings more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets. She has served as the Chief Investment Officer at CAAT since 2006, where she has been instrumental in shaping the Plan’s...

Kevin Rorwick

Kevin is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector and a strong background in investment operations and risk management. He...

Julie Giraldi

Julie is an accomplished, energetic senior executive and recognized organizational culture turnaround specialist. As Vice President, People and Strategy Development, she leads organizational business...

Evan Howard

Evan and his team are responsible for pension policy development, public affairs, and pension regulatory compliance at CAAT. He brings over 20 years of experience in the area of pension and benefits...

Marnie Niemi Hood

Marnie brings over 25 years of pension and benefits experience, and has a well-earned reputation for finding solutions that work for employers and members. She currently leads growth initiatives as...

Mary-Lou McGivney

Mary-Lou is a certified Project Management professional with over 18 years’ experience managing projects, and over 25 years’ experience working in the pension industry. She is responsible for...

Tom Pavlich

Tom brings over 20 years of experience in pension administration to CAAT, where he oversees the Office of the CEO, and coordinates the operations of the Board of Trustees, its five committees, the...

Alan Elliott

Alan is responsible for strategic risk management at the CAAT Pension Plan. He brings over 25 years of experience as a project manager and consultant in the pension, finance, telecommunications and...


Management team

Lisa Burgess

Lisa brings over 15 years of experience in pension consulting and administration in both Canada and the U.S., with recognized expertise in process improvement and change management. As CAAT's...

Mary Darakjian

Mary brings over 10 years of focused pension experience in the private and public sectors. She is responsible for supporting new plan members through the merger consent process, helping create...

Mike Dawson

Mike brings over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, both as an auditor at PwC Canada and as a Vice President at BlackRock. As Director, Finance, Mike is responsible for...

Russell Evans

Russell is responsible for the CAAT Plan’s communications to employers, members and prospects. He brings over 15 years of experience managing external, internal and executive communications teams...

Kevin Fahey

Kevin is responsible for the CAAT Plan’s private equity and real assets (infrastructure and real estate) investments, and brings over 20 years of relevant experience to his role. Kevin is a past Chair...

James Fera

James brings over a decade of experience practising pension and benefits law at both major consulting and law firms. As Director, Legal Affairs, James is responsible for pension legal and regulatory...

Angela Goodchild

Angela brings over 30 years of experience in pension administration. With CAAT since 2013, Angela is responsible for the Service Delivery and Quality Assurance teams, ensuring delivery of exemplary...

David Gordon

David leads CAAT’s policy development and government and regulatory engagement, with 10 years of experience in stakeholder relations, pension and public policy. Previously, he provided strategic...

Asif Haque

Asif brings over 25 years of experience in finance and investments to the CAAT Pension Plan. He is responsible for oversight and strategy initiatives associated with the CAAT Plan’s public market...

Randy Haug

Randy brings over 20 years of leadership experience in IT managed services, IT consulting, financial services and telecommunications to his role at the CAAT Pension Plan. He is responsible for...

Graham Stone

Graham brings over 30 years of pension consulting experience to CAAT. As the Director, Pension Solutions, Graham is responsible for promoting CAAT’s modern DBplus design and partnering with interested...

Andrew Whale

Andrew brings over 10 years of experience in DB pension sustainability and risk management from both consulting and life insurance industries. As Director, Funding and Risk Management, he is...