Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs

Location

Edmonton, Alberta

Job Type

Experienced

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Job Description


The Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) has a proud 57+ year history of providing stable and secure pensions to workers in Alberta’s health care, municipal and education sectors. With over 265,000 members and assets in excess of C$48 billion, LAPP is one of Canada’s leading pension plans and a model for success in today’s complex pension landscape.

March 1, 2019 ushered in a new and exciting chapter in the Plan’s history, as LAPP became a jointly sponsored pension plan, independent of government. The Plan operates under a new governance structure, built on equal representation from LAPP’s contributing members and employers. It features two new boards and an innovative, evolving Corporation, which together guide the Plan into a promising future for all stakeholders.

The LAPP Sponsor Board sets the design and high-level direction for the Plan, while the LAPP Corporation Board of Directors provides oversight and high-level direction for the Corporation. LAPP Corporation acts as trustee and administrator of LAPP, provides supports to both Boards and is responsible for managing the Plan in the best interests of its members.

LAPP Corporation is also responsible for overseeing the work of service providers for the Plan to ensure the delivery of pension benefits and the long-term sustainability of the Plan.

LAPP Corporation is led by an executive team made up of experts skilled in all facets of running a large multi-sector pension plan, including risk management, investments, funding management, pension law, pension policy, stakeholder relations and communications.

If you are a visionary leader who is looking for exciting opportunities to join a proactive, pioneering and energetic team, consider the possibilities with LAPP Corporation. Stay at the forefront of your career and ensure you are Always a LAPP Ahead!


The Opportunity

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs leads the legal and regulatory compliance functions for the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) and LAPP Corporation (Corporation), and plays a key role in respect of board and corporate governance and administration. Primary areas of responsibility include managing all litigation, contracts and regulatory compliance functions for the Corporation; acting as a strategic advisor to the Boards and executive management team; developing corporate and board policies; overseeing the corporate and board secretarial functions; and, coordinating key aspects of corporate administration including insurance and procurement processes.

LAPP Corporation is led by an executive team made up of experts skilled in all facets of running a large multi-sector pension plan, including risk management, investments, funding management, pension law, pension policy, stakeholder relations and communications

The Director is a key member of the management team and provides advice based on independent review and assessment and communicates underlying rationales to ensure critical/subtle implications are clearly understood.


Qualifications & Education Requirements

• A post-secondary degree from an accredited
Canadian law school.

• A member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta eligible to practice as a lawyer in Alberta.

• A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in a law firm or in-house counsel environment is required.

• Experience acting as a key advisor in an organizational environment is desirable.


For More Information Please Contact:
Ardyce Kouri or Cecilia Oteiza Ayres
Leaders International Executive Search
Suite 501 Fox One
10226 – 104 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1B8
Phone: 780-420-9900
Email: Edmonton@Leadersinternational.com

Organization:

LAPP Corporation
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