Laura Nashman – Chief Executive Officer
Laura Nashman is
the chief executive officer of the British Columbia Pension Corporation and has
been in the role since December 2008.
Laura is a
high-performing senior executive who brings a fresh leadership style to her
role. She has clear vision and her expertise as a strategic leader gives her
the ability to deliver results. Laura creates space for everyone in her
organization to thrive. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining strong
relationships with staff and all key stakeholders.
Since joining the
Pension Corporation, Laura’s focus has been on developing, strengthening and
improving the corporation. She has paid particular attention to business
processes, use of technology and building the foundational elements of a high
performing organization to ensure the Pension Corporation continues to provide
service excellence to plan boards and plan members.
In 2012 Laura
spearheaded the creation of a new strategic plan for the Pension Corporation
called 12|21 Our Way Forward. This nine-year strategy is an ambitious
plan for business transformation that ensures the Pension Corporation meets the
changing needs and expectations of plan members, employers, trustees and staff.
Above all Laura has reshaped the culture at the Pension Corporation creating the
organization-wide engagement and resiliency needed to bring the strategic plan
Pension Corporation, under Laura’s leadership received “Gold” recognition from
Excellence Canada. Excellence Canada recognizes organizations that embody the
highest standards in leadership and governance, strategy and planning, customer
experience, people engagement, process and project management and in
relationships with partners and suppliers. In meeting the rigour of the Gold
level of the Canada Awards for Excellence, BC Pension Corporation demonstrated
it is one of the best managed organizations in Canada.
In 2017 Laura was
recognized by Business in Vancouver magazine as one of their 2017 Influential
Women in Business. She was also named as
one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network
and recognized on Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 list. Laura also has
the designation of Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D)
and serves on Excellence Canada’s Board of Directors. Laura is an active mentor
for women leaders and emerging leaders who look to Laura for guidance and direction
on their leadership practice and career development.
Laura lives in
Victoria BC with her husband Lawrence Saunders and terribly misses her twin
boys - both of whom are at university in Ontario. She is a high performing
athlete in several sports including golf and cycling.
Kevin Olineck – Vice-President, Member Experience
Kevin Olineck joined the BC Pension Corporation as Vice-President, Client Services Division, in May 2009. He is now Vice-President of the Member Experience Division. Prior to joining the Pension Corporation he worked as Vice-President, Pension Services, for the Alberta Pension Services Corporation. In addition to his experience in public sector pension administration, Kevin has held management positions within the Pension and Investment Management Division at Canada Life Assurance Company/Crown Life Insurance Company.
Since joining the corporation, Kevin has focused on defining and implementing a service delivery model for the corporation’s clients as well as providing strategic leadership to the Member Experience Division, which has responsibility for plan board, member and employer communications.
Kevin has a degree in Public Administration from the University of Saskatchewan, a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation and a Pension Plan Administration Certificate (PPAC). He has been a member of the Canadian Pension Benefits Institute (CPBI) for many years and is currently a member of the Pacific Council.
Dave Marecek – Vice-President Transformation and Information Services Dave Marecek joined BC Pension Corporation in January 2012 from private sector IT consulting. He is accountable for Transformation and Information Services.
Dave has deep strengths and extensive experience in enterprise business transformation, management consulting, information management, information technology and human resources. Dave is a broad-thinking leader who likes to challenge the process and help employees succeed in their endeavors.
He is a real people person who takes pride in developing strong relationships with his staff and peers. As a passionate leader, he brings excellent operational and executive leadership skills to achieve consistent business results.
Dave holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary. Dave is also an ex Canadian Navy Lieutenant.
Trevor Fedyna – Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
Trevor joined the BC Pension Corporation in 2013 and is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice-President of the Corporate Services Division. With more than 15 years of CFO and corporate services experience, he has worked for several public and private organizations in areas that include finance, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, human resources, communications, business development, operations, stakeholder relations, information technology and facilities.
During his seven years at BC Safety Authority as CFO and Vice-President, Corporate Services, Trevor led the organization’s strategic planning processes. He helped the organization to not only establish a world-class operating model and financial sustainability, but also gain recognition as a Top 100 employer in Canada. In addition to his public sector experience, Trevor was CFO of the False Creek Surgical Centre, one of the leading private healthcare companies in Canada.
Since joining the corporation, Trevor has played a leading role in planning the transformation phase of our 12 to 21 strategic plan, enhancing our financial stewardship and increasing our employee engagement. He is a committed leader and recognizes the importance of enabling staff to be effective in their work.
Trevor has earned a Chartered Director designation (C. Dir.) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA/CGA). He is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.
Aaron Walker-Duncan – Vice-President, Board Services
Aaron Walker-Duncan is the Vice-President, Board Services, responsible for the delivery of support and services to the pension boards of trustees.
Aaron has been with the BC Pension Corporation since 2004. Most recently, he was the Director of Policy. Prior to his time at the corporation he was a benefits consultant with Deloitte in the United Kingdom where he advised clients on executive pension arrangements, acted as a professional trustee and managed pension issues associated with organizational insolvencies.
Aaron has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and holds a Financial Planning Certification and a Certificate in Securities. He has completed the Advanced Pension Education Program at Humber College and has a certificate in Advanced Trustee Management Standards.
Lanny Smith – Vice-President, Pension Operations
Lanny Smith is the Vice-President of Pension Operations. Prior to this, he was the Client Services Director, since May 2009, and former Plan Director for the Municipal Pension Plan, Employer Services and Pension Services.
Lanny is committed to creating a supportive working environment through coaching and teamwork. He knows that motivated employees help provide a positive experience for members and employers.
Lanny has a diverse background, with degrees in political science, sociology and business administration, as well as financial services industry certification. He also has years of experience in pharmaceutical sales, banking, human resources and strategic planning at the management and executive levels.
We make the pension experience easy for those we serve
We are a dedicated professional team, we provide great service and we care deeply about our clients and each other
We are transforming to meet the changing expectations of plan members, trustees, employers and staff