Cliff Inskip was appointed to the OMERS AC Board, effective January 1, 2015, on the joint nomination of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association. He serves as a member of the Governance & Risk Committee, the Investment Committee and the ad hoc Asset-Liability Study Committee.
Mr. Inskip is President of Polar Star Advisory Services Inc., a management consulting firm that advises government and large corporate clients on major infrastructure projects. Previously he spent over 30 years in the financial services industry at CIBC and Export Development Canada. He retired from CIBC as Managing Director and Head of the Bank's infrastructure advisory and bond underwriting business, and prior to that he was Deputy Managing Director of CIBC World Markets plc in the UK.
Mr. Inskip has served as an expert witness before the National Energy Board, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Commercial List, the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board, and the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. He serves as Board Chair of Ontario Non-Union Education Trust and Past Board Chair of Serenia Life Financial. Previously he served on the Boards of JCM Power Corporation, Oakville Enterprises Corporation, Oakville Hydro, and CIBC World Markets plc. His charitable activities include serving as Board Chair of Kerr Street Mission Foundation and Founder and Executive Director of a charitable foundation active in international education.
Mr. Inskip has an MBA and a B.A.Sc. (civil engineering) from the University of British Columbia and has a Diploma in Corporate Treasury Management. He holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations and is a fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (FCT) and a retired Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). He received his Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College and is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (P.Eng).