Advisors & Service Providers

There are a number of organizations involved in the operation of the Plan.

Due to the number of different organizations involved in the governance and operation of the Plan, ongoing communication, cooperation and collaboration is required of all parties. For that reason, there are operating protocols with service providers such as Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS) and with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) that detail how the organizations will work together.

More on PSP Board and the governance structure

Board Staff

Board staff provide strategic and administrative support to the Board. Board staff research issues and coordinate with the Board's service providers to ensure the Board has the information and material necessary to make important decisions.

Lynette Martin

Director

Lynette is the primary contact for the Board and leads the Board staff team in supporting the work of the Board. She draws on her diverse background in business, accounting, law and board management to provide strategic leadership and guidance in fulfilling the Board’s mandate. Lynette holds the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Alberta and is a lawyer and Chartered Professional Accountant.

She also holds an ICD.D director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and an Accredited Director (Acc.Dir) designation through the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

 

Monica Yang

Operations Lead

Mary McGillivray

Plan Board Specialist

Kerry Ann Kozak

Plan Board Specialist

Service Providers

Administrator - Alberta Pensions Services Corporation (APS): The Minister has delegated the administration of benefits of the Plan to APS. APS was created as a corporation in 1995 with the Government of Alberta as the sole Shareholder.

Investment Manager - Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo): The Minister has delegated investment management functions to AIMCo. AIMCo is responsible for investing and managing the assets of PSPP. It operates independently and at arm’s-length from the Government of Alberta.

Auditor - The Auditor General of Alberta conducts an independent audit of the financial statements of PSPP to ensure they are presented fairly in all material aspects and in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles. By legislation, the Auditor General of Alberta is the auditor of all government ministries, departments, regulated funds, and most provincial agencies.

Ministry of Treasury Board and Finance - The Pension Policy department of the Ministry develops legislation and policy for the Alberta public sector pension plans, monitors the various delegations and the delivery of service by the various organizations, and advises the President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance of his/her responsibilities as trustee and administrator of the Plan.

Consultants

The Board’s consultants are selected through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process that is conducted every five years, or earlier as determined by the Board, to ensure it continues to receive the best value of services. Current consultants include:

Actuary - George & Bell Consulting Inc. provides actuarial and pension consulting services to the Board.

Investment Consultant - Aon Hewitt provides investment consulting services to the Board.

Communications Consultant - Morneau Shepell provides communications consulting services to the Board and PSPP.