Mr. George L. Cooke has been appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors of OMERS Administration Corporation, effective October 1, 2013. Most recently, Mr. Cooke served as President and CEO of the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company.
Mr. Cooke will serve as the first-ever Independent Board Chair of the OMERS Administration Corporation – a new position created by OMERS following the recent report on OMERS governance model, as planned under the OMERS Review Act, 2006. In keeping with the independent nature of the new position, Mr. Cooke has no affiliation with any of the sponsors of the OMERS Pension Plan. "Creating and filling this new position is an important step in the evolution of OMERS governance to ensure a model that best serves the OMERS Pension Plan and its members," said Rick Miller, the outgoing Chair. Mr. Miller will remain on the Board until the end of December, 2013 to support a smooth transition.