Patricia Callon is Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Sun Life Financial Canada. Appointed to this role in 2014, she is responsible for the legal affairs of the Company’s Canadian and investment businesses and leads the legal team that supports those businesses. Her legal and executive experience spans private practice, in-house and regulatory roles across all major financial services sectors. Her career began at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP followed by in-house roles at Sun Life and Seaboard Life (now part of Industrial Alliance). She joined CIBC in 1998 where she rose to Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Wealth Management and in 2005 moved to the Ontario Securities Commission where she led policy development for segregated and mutual fund disclosure. From 2009, Ms. Callon was Chief Legal Officer and Director, Stakeholder Outreach and Communications at the Canadian Securities Transition Office, the organization that is working with participating governments to create a new common capital markets regulator for Canada. Ms. Callon has served on several corporate and community boards, including Meridian Credit Union, Toronto Hydro Corporation and the MicroSkills Community Development Centre. In 2013, she was awarded Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 – Corporate Directors award.
Ms. Callon earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario along with an Honours B.A. in French Language and Literature.