Jonathan Simmons is OMERS Chief Financial and Strategy Officer. He joined OMERS in January 2014 as CFO, with responsibilities for operating planning, financial reporting, investment valuations, actuarial matters, financing and tax. He became responsible for strategic planning and asset-liability management in 2021. During his time at OMERS, Jonathan’s responsibilities have included oversight of OMERS risk function and chair of the management investment and transaction approval committees.
Prior to joining OMERS, Jonathan was a Partner at PwC for more than a decade, where he led the firm’s Canadian insurance practice. Born in Bristol, England, Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Warwick, with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Microbial Technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA) of Ontario.
He is currently a director of Economic Investment Trust, a TSX-listed investment company and a founding member and current co-chair of the Canadian Chapter of The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S).