Blair Cowper-Smith

Blair Cowper-Smith

Term: February 28, 2018 to February 27, 2020

Blair Cowper-Smith has extensive experience in governance, pensions, law and regulatory matters. Most recently he served as the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and member of the Executive Committee of a large Canadian pension plan. Prior to that he was a senior partner at a large Canadian law firm, serving on the Board of Directors and specializing in mergers and acquisitions, governance and stakeholder issues. He has served as a governance adviser to many boards of directors of corporations and pension plans.

With respect to regulatory matters, he has served on the committee of the Ontario Securities Commission and the Public Policy Committee of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance. In his practice he advised clients on regulatory matters relating pensions and securities laws compliance. He regularly speaks at conferences and roundtables on pension plan matters, governance matters including board effectiveness, shareholder engagement, and infrastructure investing. He is a principal and founder of Erin Park Business Solutions.