Michelle joined the PPF as CEO in April 2024. She has over 30 years of experience in the global pensions and investment industry and has held senior positions at several leading firms including Sun Life Global Investments where she managed a $10 billion fund-of-funds portfolio; Manulife Investments where she headed up a $35 billion annuity product line; and British Columbia Investment Management where she led the $150 billion total fund strategy, investment risk, client portfolios and communication teams.

Michelle was Managing Director at Railpen Investments in the UK where she was ultimately responsible for the £30 billion railway workers’ pension fund. In this capacity, she oversaw the entire investment business including investment and operational activities. Most recently Michelle was the Senior Vice President and Global Head of the $120 billion Capital Markets team at PSP Investments, the fourth largest pension fund in Canada.

Michelle was appointed Chair of the global pension industry association, International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM), in January 2024 after five years as Vice Chair. She also served as Vice Chair of the Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC). She has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Economics and both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designations.

Michelle is recognised as a thought leader in the pensions industry, having contributed significantly to the global landscape. She is well recognised as an inspirational leader and excellent communicator and very passionate about the growing and important role asset owners play in financial systems. Her extensive global network gives her an exceptionally broad perspective on best practices and trends. She is best known for her experience in governance, strategy and risk management. Throughout her career she has developed a track record of transforming businesses and cultures.