An Eckler Principal and senior actuarial consultant, Karen has more than 20 years of pension consulting experience. She’s an expert in the design and oversight of corporate and multi-employer pension plans across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions.

Karen’s expertise includes strategic risk management for pensions. Using real-time modelling and projection tools, she helps stakeholders understand the key factors impacting the long-term sustainability of their pension plans. Karen is also involved in managing Eckler’s pension administration practice, giving her a deep understanding of the day-to-day operations of a pension plan, member communications, and pension legislation across the country.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Karen is a Fellow of both the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries. She remains active within the pension community through speaking engagements and producing educational materials and programs. She contributed to the current edition of the International Foundation’s Employee Benefits in Canada book and is an instructor for their Advanced Trust Management Standards program.

Areas of Expertise

  • Actuarial valuations
  • Corporate sponsored plans
  • Financial reporting
  • IFRS
  • Multi-employer pension plans
  • Pension administration
  • Plan Design
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Research
  • Risk management
  • Target benefit plans

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualification 
  • Honours BSc Actuarial Science and Statistics, University of Western Ontario
  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
Professional Activities
  • Facilitator, Advanced Trust Management Standards for the IFEBP