ONE JIB Board Members

The ONE Joint Investment Board that has been established under section 202(1) of the Municipal Act in accordance with Part II of O. Reg. 438/97, as constituted from time to time, acting pursuant to the ONE Joint Investment Board Agreement.

Aubrey Basdeo (

 

 

 



Recommended Term:
April 1, 2020 to April 1,
2022

Aubrey Basdeo (MBA) has over 25 years’ experience as an investor in global fixed income markets, Aubrey has acquired deep knowledge of global capital markets and has advised pension plans, endowments, family offices and retail advisors about investment strategies and portfolio construction. Aubrey began his career in the capital markets on the sell side working for 10 years before moving to the buy side managing fixed income portfolios for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Recently he was the Head of Canadian Fixed Income for BlackRock Canada where he had the dual functions of a Portfolio Manager and Investment Strategist. Aubrey has earned a reputation as a thought leader and is regularly queried for his market views on Bloomberg BNN and in print publications. Aubrey earned a B.Sc in Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Toronto

Jennifer Dowty

Recommended Term:
April 1, 2020 to April 1,
2022

Jennifer Dowty (CFA) is an equities analyst and business reporter at The Globe and Mail. She has approximately 18 years of experience working in the financial industry, of which nearly 14 years was at Manulife Asset Management. While at Manulife, Jennifer was a portfolio manager overseeing Canadian and global equity mutual funds, institutional funds, and pension plans. She has sat on ONE Investment’s Investment Advisory Committee since November 2016.
Heidi Franken (CPA, CA)
Recommended Term:
April 1, 2020 to April 1,
2021
Heidi Franken (CPA, CA) is the Registrar at CPA Ontario where she provides regulatory oversight of Ontario’s 94,000 Chartered Professional Accountants in addition to firms and public accounting license holders and is primarily responsible for CPA Ontario’s compliance with statutory obligations. She has extensive capital markets regulatory experience from several senior positions previously held at the Ontario Securities Commission, including roles in Corporate Finance, Office of the Chief Accountant and most recently in the Enforcement Branch where she was Chief, Office of the Whistleblower and Deputy Director. She led specialized investigation and litigation teams, including a team for registrant misconduct. She also led important policy and operational initiatives including the introduction of enhanced and streamlined national prospectus rules for securities offerings and a risk-based compliance and oversight program for all Ontario-based public companies. She is an experienced public speaker on topics including regulatory compliance, corporate governance and ethics.
James G. Giles
Recommended Term:
April 1, 2020 to April 1,
2023
James G. Giles (CPA, CFA) is retired from his role as Chief Investment Officer of Foresters Financial (Foresters), where he directly oversaw over $6 billion of the organization’s investment assets. Those assets included both Canadian and U.S. insurance and Canadian pension funds, where he represented the organization on industry groups such as Pension Investment Association of Canada. James broadened the asset exposure of Foresters and hired external managers where necessary. Prior to that he directly managed assets including real estate income trusts (REITs) and preferred shares and managed the investment accounting area. James has over 25 years of total financial sector experience. In addition, he has lectured for many years as part of preparatory programs for students seeking the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as for other programs such as the then Society of Management Accountants. He has also been quoted in the media on investment matters. He has sat on ONE Investment’s Investment Advisory Committee since November 2016.
Bill Hughes
Recommended Term:
April 1, 2020 to April 1,
2021
Bill Hughes (MBA, MES) is a Senior Fellow at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto. Bill has over 35 years’ experience in finance and public policy at both the provincial and municipal levels of government. Before joining the Institute, Bill was the Commissioner of Finance and Treasurer for the Regional Municipality of York. Bill also held senior positions in the Ontario government, mainly at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Infrastructure. Most recently, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Policy and Planning. Bill was a member of the board of directors of the Move Ontario Trust until its wind-up in 2017. He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, where he co-teaches a course on policy development. He has sat on ONE Investment’s Investment Advisory Committee since November 2018.

Geri James

Recommended Term:
April 1, 2020 to April 1,
2022

Geri James (CFA) has over 25 years of experience in designing, monitoring and implementing investment strategies for pension plans, non-profits, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other institutional investors. Geri also has extensive experience in designing and launching investment vehicles such as pooled funds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds for institutional and retail investors. Geri spent nine years as an investment consultant with AON Hewitt followed by 17 years in various roles, including head of business development, head of product and chief operating officer, for BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Geri was also an ongoing guest lecturer on investments at Humber College. In addition to her work with The One Investment Advisory Committee, Geri is currently a Director of the Board of the Police Credit Union, Board Chair of the Wilderness Canoe Association as well as a founding member of Sparrow, a refugee sponsorship and resettlement program. She has sat on ONE Investment’s Investment Advisory Committee since November 2016.

Mike Melinyshyn (MBA, CPA, CMA)

Recommended Term:
April 1, 2020 to April 1,
2022

Mike Melinyshyn (MBA, CPA, CMA) joined the team at the Town of Innisfil in early 2020 as CFO/Director of Corporate Services and Deputy Treasurer. He has significant private sector experience in regional, national and international organizations. Serving as CFO for the last fifteen years, he has expertise in streamlining operations to improve processes using lean concepts and developing comprehensive strategic plans to help organizations succeed. Mike has closely partnered with the community - chairing several economic development and industry boards. He has worked with municipal councils to encourage businesses to expand or relocate into communities. His partnership with various colleges and universities has helped businesses grow by integrating the latest advanced technologies into their business processes to create a competitive advantage. Mike has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Management Development and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

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Recommended Term:
April 1, 2020 to April 1,
2023

Stephen Rettie (CPA, CMA) is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Bracebridge.  He has also been appointed as a Deputy Treasurer for the Town under the Municipal Act.  Prior to becoming Chief Administrative Officer, Stephen accumulated eight years’ experience as a Municipal Treasurer, most recently as the Director of Finance/Treasurer with the Town of Bracebridge. In that role he was responsible for the financial management of the municipality, including ensuring accountability in annual audit and budget, internal controls, risk management and insurance, asset management and process improvement. Prior to joining the municipal sector Stephen was Controller for eight years at a transportation company in Muskoka. Prior to joining the ONE Joint Investment Board, Stephen sat on ONE Investment’s Peer Advisory Committee since October 2015.