CAAT Appointment Notice
Michael Dawson, CPA, CA, CFA, Chief Financial Officer
The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Dawson as Chief Financial Officer. Michael is an energetic finance leader with a strong focus on the transformative role of technology. As Chief Financial Officer of the CAAT Pension Plan, he oversees investment finance, corporate finance, financial planning & analysis, and operational risk management. Before joining the Plan, Michael worked in senior roles at PwC Canada and BlackRock. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and a CFA Charterholder.
Andrew Whale, FSA, FCIA, CFA, Vice President, Strategic Risk Management
The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Pension Plan is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Whale as Vice President, Strategic Risk Management. Andrew is an expert in pension funding, sustainability, and risk management. As Vice President, Strategic Risk Management of the CAAT Pension Plan, Whale is responsible for identifying risks related to the Plan’s long-term strategy, providing oversight in frameworks, policies, tools, and techniques to support risk management. Before joining the Plan, Whale held the position of Principal at Mercer. In addition, Andrew is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA), a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a CFA Charterholder.
About the CAAT Pension Plan
Established in 1967, the CAAT Pension Plan is an independent, jointly governed plan that offers two designs of a defined benefit pension. CAAT’s award-winning DBplus plan design is leading an extraordinary pace of growth. Created to support the Ontario college system, the CAAT Plan now proudly serves more than 200 participating employers from the for-profit, nonprofit, and broader public sectors. Currently, it has over 75,000 active and retired members. The CAAT Plan is respected for its pension and investment management expertise and focuses on stability and benefit security. As of January 1, 2022, the Plan was 124% funded on a going-concern basis. Visit caatpension.ca for more details.