Patricia Callon, LL.B., BA (Hons)

Patricia Callon, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Sun Life, is a member of the Canadian Executive Team and leads the team of professionals that provides strategic and proactive legal solutions for Sun Life’s Canadian and asset management 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 mutual fund disclosure. From 2009 to 2014, Trish was Chief Legal Officer and Director, Stakeholder Outreach and Communications at the Canadian Securities Transition Office, the organization that led the work to create a new Canadian securities regulator.

She is Vice Chair of the board and Chair of the Special Committee for SRO Framework Review of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada and has served on several corporate and community boards, including Meridian Credit Union, Toronto Hydro Corporation and Women General Counsel Canada.

An ally for diversity, equity and inclusion, she is a member of the Executive Committee of Legal Leaders for Diversity, a member of Sun Life’s Canadian Allies Acting for Change and mentor to many within Sun Life and the legal community.

Trish is a two time recipient of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award in the Corporate Directors (2013) and Executive Leaders (2020) categories.