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 Audit & Actuarial Committee and the Investment 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 and related financing matters. Previously he spent over 30 years in the financial services industry at CIBC and Export Development Corporation. 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 NS Utility & Review Board and the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. He serves as Board Chair on Ontario Non-union Education Trust, Board Chair of Faithlife Financial, and Director on the boards of JCM Power Corporation and Kerr Street Mission. Previously he served on the Boards of Oakville Enterprises Corporation, Oakville Hydro and CIBC World Markets plc.
Mr. Inskip has an MBA and a B.A.Sc. (civil engineering) from the University of British Columbia and he also has a Diploma in Corporate Treasury Management. He holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations and is a Fellow of both the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (FCT). He received his Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College, McMaster University and is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (P.Eng).