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Dan Axford (Vice-Chair)

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Dan Axford was appointed by the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) to the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board effective October 1, 2015. In 2022, Mr. Axford was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the SC Board for a two-year term effective January 1, 2023. As Vice-Chair, Mr. Axford serves on the Plan Design Committee and as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Audit & Human Resources Committee. Mr. Axford is also a member of the AC/SC Joint Council.

Mr. Axford served as a police officer in London, Ontario for 30 years. Since 2002, he served as the full-time Chief Administrative Officer of the London Police Association, retiring from that position in late 2015. Mr. Axford also served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the PAO from 2001 to 2013 and served as the Interim President of the PAO for 20 months, while the organization underwent a major structural reorganization.

In 2015, Mr. Axford completed the PPAC I – Introduction to Pension Plans course at Humber College, and the Governance Program at Queen’s University. He completed a Certificate program in Board Effectiveness for Pensions and Long-Term Investments at the Rotman School of Management in 2017. In 2021, he earned his Chartered Director’s designation from the Directors College at McMaster University.