President & CEO
Peter Lindley is the President & CEO of OPTrust, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans with almost $20 billion in assets and offices in Toronto, London and Sydney. Peter is a financial services industry veteran, with over 30 years of experience in strategy, investments and leading high-performance teams. As President & CEO, Peter is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of OPTrust’s operations. Peter brings deep experience in investing to this role and is a strong advocate for defined benefit pensions. Peter believes in the tremendous value and retirement security DB plans create for so many people in Ontario and Canada. Most recently, Peter was President and Head of Investments for State Street Global Advisors Ltd. (SSGA Canada), where he was responsible for assets under management of $50 billion and SSGA’s overall Canadian business strategy. In this role, Peter led teams of investment, client service, operations and administration professionals providing investment solutions and advice to institutional clients, including pension plans, endowments, foundations and fund managers. Prior to his 14-year career with SSGA, Peter held senior roles at Deutsche Bank and CIBC World Markets in Toronto. Before moving to Canada, Peter worked in the U.K. for the Industrial Bank of Japan and Security Pacific.
Specialties: Leadership, organizational strategy and development, portfolio management, asset allocation strategies, responsible investing.
A passion for education and training and building highly engaged diverse teams.
Strong analytical skills with an Engineering (Hons) degree and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)