Leadership

Sun Life Financial’s Canadian executive leadership shape the success and direction of our Canadian operations.

Their collective experience and talent ensure we provide the best possible products and services for our customers, and solid leadership and support to our employees. They also promote an environment of collaboration and innovative thought across the company.

Driven by passion and dedication, they help set us apart.

Canadian leader biographies

Kevin Dougherty
President
Sun Life Financial Canada

Kevin joined the company in 1994. As president of Sun Life Financial Canada, Kevin heads up the company’s Canadian operations, including our individual, group and investment management businesses.

Isabelle Hudon
President, Sun Life Financial, Quebec

Isabelle joined the company in 2010. She oversees activities that support the company's growth and commitment to the community in Quebec. Isabelle also ensures that our corporate strategy is delivered to best meet the needs of the Quebec market.

Rick Headrick
President, Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.

Rick joined Sun Life Financial in 2004 and in 2010 became President of Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. He has overall responsibility for the development, management and growth of the investment company.

Chris Denys
Senior Vice-President, Client Solutions

Chris is responsible for overseeing the Client Solutions business, providing wealth and protection solutions and utilizing direct capabilities in product management, distribution and marketing to deepen customer relationships. He has worked in several of the company's Canadian businesses and assumed his present role in 2012.

Stuart Monteith
Senior Vice-President, Group Benefits

Stuart directs our Group Benefits business, which provides group life and health insurance products to employers and other plan sponsors across Canada. Stuart joined the company in 2008.

Brigitte Parent
Senior Vice-President, Individual Insurance and Wealth

Brigitte oversees the creation and distribution of insurance and wealth management products and solutions for Individual Insurance and Wealth. She is responsible for Sun Life Financial's strategy of delivering holistic advice through its Career Sales Force and Third-Party distribution channel, as well as growing the wealth management business and expansion into the retirement market. Brigitte joined Sun Life Financial in 1995.

Tom Reid
Senior Vice-President, Group Retirement Services

Tom joined Sun Life Financial in 1994. Responsible for the direction of our Group Retirement Services business, he oversees Canada’s largest provider of defined contribution pension arrangements.

Philip Armstrong
Senior Vice-President, Application Services, Enterprise Services

Phil joined the company in 2010. He is responsible for all application delivery supporting the company’s Canadian and Asian business groups, the Investments division and Sun Life’s head office.

Jim Giesinger
Senior Vice-President, Operations

Jim joined the company in 2008. He is responsible for enhancing operational excellence and increasing efficiencies in our business across Canada.

Vicken Kazazian
Senior Vice-President, Sun Life Financial Career Sales Force

Vicken (Vic) is responsible for managing Sun Life Financial’s career sales force, encompassing over 3,600 advisors, managers, associate advisors and 400 staff across Canada. He joined Sun Life Financial in 1978.

William Minucci
Senior Vice-President and General Counsel

Bill joined the company in 1989. He is responsible for the legal affairs of the company’s business in Canada.

Paul Petrelli
Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Paul is responsible for the financial management and business and strategic planning for the company’s Canadian business group. He has been with Sun Life Financial since 2000.

Candace Shaw
Senior Vice-President and Chief Credit Risk Officer

Candace heads the credit risk oversight function for Sun Life Financial's invested asset portfolio and other credit-related activities. She joined Sun Life Financial in 1987.

Rocco Taglioni
Senior Vice-President, Distribution and Marketing, Individual Insurance and Wealth

Rocco is responsible for the development and execution of the distribution strategy for the wholesaling of individual insurance and wealth solutions, as well as the individual marketing strategy. He joined Sun Life Financial in 2004.

Sandy Delamere
Vice-President, Human Resources
Sandy translates Canada’s business priorities into human resources strategies that meet the needs of the business and employees. She has been with Sun Life Financial since 1987.

Johanne Papillon
Vice-President, Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer
Johanne is responsible for the oversight of SLF Canada’s actuarial and risk management functions. She joined Sun Life Financial in 2010.