Deputy Superintendent of Pensions
Government of Alberta, Canada
Paul Owens is Deputy Superintendent of Pensions for Canada’s Government of Alberta, where he is responsible for the regulation and monitoring of 600 Alberta based pension plans covering 885,000 members with €83bn under management. He is the 2015 recipient of the Libby Slater Award from the International pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA). Prior industry experience includes founding Plan Manager and CEO of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan; Director, Human Resources, Pensions for The Bank of Nova Scotia; and Employee Benefits and Labour Relations Consultant for Du Pont Canada. He is a member of the investment committees for the Sisters of The Good Shepherd and the Archdiocese of Toronto and is board chair for the Foundation of Administrative Justice. He is a member of the Faculty of Management Advisory Board and guest lecturer for the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He is an instructor in the Humber College Pension Plan Administration Certificate program. Owens has a BBA from UNB, an MBA from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and certifications in pensions, investments, governance and administrative justice.