PSPP Corporation Board of Directors

PSPP Corporation (the Corporation) is governed by a Board of Directors (the Board). The Board oversees the activities of the Corporation, and makes bylaws governing the business and affairs of the Corporation.

Directors of PSPP Corporation are nominated by the Sponsor organizations and appointed by an Order in Council. The Board consists of:

  • Four directors nominated by employee sponsor organizations
    • Three nominated by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE)
    • One nominated by the University of Alberta Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA)
  • Four directors nominated by employer sponsor organizations
    • Three nominated by the Government of Alberta (GOA)
    • One nominated by the University of Alberta (U of A) or the University of Calgary (U of C) based on a three-year rotation opposite of the PSPP Sponsor Board

Linda Dalgetty

Chair of the Board

Linda is Vice President (Finance and Services) at U of C. Prior to joining the university in 2014, Linda was CFO at Saxon Drilling and Vice President Finance (Wholesale) and Chief Information Officer at Agrium Inc. (now Nutrien).  Linda is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of UAPP where she is a member of the investment committee. She was appointed to the PSPP Corporate Board by the U of C Board of Governors.

Elizabeth Johannson

Vice Chair

Elizabeth was selected for the PSPP Board by the University of Alberta’s Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA) which represents the over 6,000 support staff working at U of A. Elizabeth served as President of NASA for 6 years and is currently working in the Department of Family Medicine at U of A.

Elizabeth is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and was in the Top Ten in Alberta of her graduating class. She enjoys her work on the PSPP Board which has added to her knowledge of employer provided benefits plans. Her past work at NASA included sitting on the University of Alberta Senate. In 2017, Elizabeth was selected to participate in the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference. She is an active advocate in areas such as women's human rights and reconciliation.

Terry Agoto

As a union representative with the AUPE since November 2001, Terry acts as union counsel representing AUPE and its members in rights and interest arbitrations. He is also a spokesperson for the union for a number of collective bargaining tables. Terry served as an employee nominated board member on the former PSP Board from February 2009 until August 2013. He held the position of Vice-Chair of the former PSP Board from January 2012 until August 2013.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Terry graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology with a diploma in construction engineering in 1992. He attended the University of Victoria where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in economics in 1997. He was appointed to the PSPP Corporate Board by AUPE.

Liliana Cordeiro

Liliana is a Union Representative working in the AUPE Pensions Department. Her areas of responsibility include pension plan design, providing pension plan support services to members and pensioners, and providing in-depth pension expertise and guidance to AUPE.

Liliana has over 16 years of provincial government experience, with more than 12 years of pension background as a private-sector pension plans regulator. She has also had the opportunity to participate in the risk management strategy for Alberta registered pension plans, as well as support the application of amended pension legislation.

Most recently, Liliana worked as a Government of Alberta Internal Audit Manager. She has been involved with the Women in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, and reconciliation workplace initiatives. Liliana was appointed to the PSPP Corporate Board by AUPE.

Emilian Groch

Emilian is a retired CEO of the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board. Previously, he was the chief pension regulator of Alberta and a founding director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. Emilian is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Calgary Firefighters Supplementary Pension Plan, and a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Pension Investment Association of Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. honours degree (applied mathematics in statistics) and is a certified director of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He was appointed to the PSPP Corporation Board by the GOA.

Vacant

Appointment pending

Elaine Noel-Bentley

A retired senior manager at a major Canadian petroleum company, Elaine has extensive management experience in pension, benefits, compensation and human resources information systems. She has worked in both the public and private sectors. Elaine possesses a degree in Actuarial Science and has served on several other boards and committees in the human resources program area, including the former PSP Board from 2013 to 2015. She was appointed to the PSPP Corporate Board by the GOA.

Ross Prokopy

Ross joined INFOR Financial in 2020 to spearhead the firm’s Western Canadian expansion with 15 years of capital markets experience in energy, investment banking and debt capital markets origination and syndication. A Calgarian born and bred, Ross most recently held the position of Managing Director, Energy Investment Banking with an independent investment dealer.

Ross has previously held senior leveraged finance roles in both New York and Toronto where he originated, structured and executed over $35 billion of high yield and investment grade transactions in both CAD and USD spanning the credit spectrum from AA to CCC. Ross was a finalist for IIAC’s “Top Under 40” award in 2015 and was named to Wealth Professional Magazine’s 2016 “Hot List” as one of the 50 most influential financial professionals in Canada. Prior to his career in the capital markets, Ross proudly served his country as a Main Battle Tank Commander conducting both domestic and international operations. He was awarded the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal and the NATO Medal of Service for operations in the Former Yugoslavia.

Ross earned his undergraduate degree with Honours from the Royal Military College of Canada and obtained a Masters of Business Administration from Yale University. He was appointed to the PSPP Corporation Board by the GOA.