Giulia Volpe was appointed by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) to the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board effective October 31, 2019. She is Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and serves as a member of the Plan Design Committee.
Ms. Volpe currently works as a Benefits Officer with OPSEU and has worked in the pension and benefits department for the last three years. Prior to that, she has over a decade of experience in public sector pension plan administration primarily providing frontline client service to Ontario Pension Board’s (OPB) members and pensioners. Additionally, Ms. Volpe has also served as a Board Trustee for the OPSEU Pension Plan Trust Fund (OPTrust) from 2016 to 2018.
Ms. Volpe is a strong union activist with considerable labour relations knowledge. She has held the roles of Labour Management Committee Co-Chair and Interim Co-Chair, Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee with OPB. Ms. Volpe was elected in May 2016 to serve as the Vice-President of OPSEU’s Local 568 and Unit Steward.
Ms. Volpe holds a General Arts and Science Certificate from Seneca College, a Pension Plan Administration Certificate (PPAC) from Humber College and a Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC®) designation from the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners. In 2017, Ms. Volpe completed a Certificate program in Board Effectiveness for Pensions and Long-Term Investments at the Rotman School of Management (U of T). In 2019, she earned her Chartered Director’s designation from the Directors College at McMaster University.