Melissa Kennedy

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Melissa Kennedy
Ms. Kennedy is Executive Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer & Public Affairs at Sun Life. She is responsible for the company’s worldwide legal, compliance, corporate secretarial and public affairs functions and is the executive sponsor of sustainability at Sun Life.
Prior to joining Sun Life, Ms. Kennedy was Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, one of Canada’s largest pension funds. She started her career in private practice, followed by roles as head of the prosecution team at the Ontario Securities Commission and as Vice-President, Associate General Counsel at a major Canadian bank. Ms. Kennedy is a founding member of Legal Leaders for Diversity, a group of Canadian General Counsel who promote diversity and inclusiveness in the legal community.
Ms. Kennedy is Executive Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer & Public Affairs at Sun Life. She is responsible for the company’s worldwide legal, compliance, corporate secretarial and public affairs functions and is the executive sponsor of sustainability at Sun Life.
Prior to joining Sun Life, Ms. Kennedy was Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, one of Canada’s largest pension funds. She started her career in private practice, followed by roles as head of the prosecution team at the Ontario Securities Commission and as Vice-President, Associate General Counsel at a major Canadian bank. Ms. Kennedy is a founding member of Legal Leaders for Diversity, a group of Canadian General Counsel who promote diversity and inclusiveness in the legal community.