Hugh O’Reilly is President and CEO of OPTrust with responsibility for all of the organization’s operations, overseeing management of the pension fund’s $18.4 billion in assets and pension plan administration.
Hugh is one of Canada’s foremost pension experts with extensive expertise in the operation and governance of jointly-sponsored pension plans. Before joining OPTrust, Hugh led the Pension Benefits and Insolvency Practice at Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP.
During his career, Hugh also served as senior policy advisor and Chief of Staff to a cabinet minister in the Ontario government, held the role of Senior Counsel at Canada Trust and practiced law as an associate lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and a partner at Torys in Toronto.
He is a member of the TMX Advancing Innovation Roundtable and the editorial advisory board of Benefits and Pensions Monitor. In 2016, Mr. O’Reilly was the recipient of the Industry Leadership Award from the Benefits Canada Workplace Benefits Awards.
He is a strong advocate for community engagement and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Regent Park Community Health Centre and Chair of the Board’s Governance Committee. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Calgary and a B.A. from the University of Regina.