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Blair Cowper Smith

Blair Cowper-Smith

Board member

Original Appointment: February 28, 2018 to February 27, 2020
Re-Appointment: February 28, 2020 to February 28, 2023

Blair Cowper-Smith is a Principal of advisory firm Erin Park Business Solutions.  Until Dec 31 2017 he served as the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and member of the Executive Committee of a Canadian public pension plan. Prior to that he was a senior partner at a large Canadian law firm, serving on its Board of Directors, and practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, governance and stakeholder issues. He has served as an adviser to many boards of directors on business transition, transformation and governance.

With respect to regulatory matters, he has served on the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission and the Public Policy Committee of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. In his practice he also advised clients on regulatory matters including compliance. He regularly speaks at conferences and roundtables on pension plan matters, board effectiveness and priorities, shareholder engagement, and infrastructure investing.