Leah Myers – OLHI – Free, impartial help with your life & health insurance complaints

Leah Myers

Leah Myers is an experienced public policy executive, with a proven track record over her 30-year career with the Ontario government of shaping new strategic directions, working collaboratively with a broad array of stakeholders, and leading complex initiatives. She is a certified Board Director (ICD.D).

As Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) for Income Security and Pension Policy at the Ministry of Finance, Ms. Myers developed and implemented comprehensive pension policy reforms, including an enhancement to the Canada Pension Plan, a new framework for the Stelco pension plans as the company restructured under CCAA, and a new regulatory framework for defined benefit pension plans. She also led the Financial Services Policy Division on an interim basis at a time of significant policy development in auto insurance regulation.

As Executive Lead for the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario, Ms. Myers helped deliver the first comprehensive review of Ontario’s social assistance system in over 20 years. She supported political decision-making on a range of strategic issues as ADM of Health, Social and Education Policy at the Cabinet Office.

Ms. Myers is currently involved in various consulting projects, advising on strategic priorities, stakeholder relations and governance matters. She is the Chair of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, a member-driven, volunteer-based charitable organization and one of Ontario’s largest land trusts. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.

Ms. Myers brings her strategic communications and partnership-building skills, extensive experience in regulatory matters and strong consumer /member protection orientation to the OLHI Board of Directors.

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