Shawn has over 25 years of pension consulting experience, with more than 20 of those years at Eckler. Shawn has deep expertise in pension plan design, legislative compliance, funding and financial reporting, plan administration and governance.

Known for his exceptional attention to detail and outstanding technical competence, his advice is frequently sought after by clients and colleagues alike when new legislation or regulations are released. Shawn also provides oversight and support to Eckler’s research team.

Shawn graduated with honours in actuarial science from the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Areas of Expertise

  • Actuarial valuations
  • Annuity purchase
  • Corporate-sponsored plans
  • Financial reporting
  • Governance
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Pension administration
  • Pension plan design
  • Pension plan mergers
  • Research
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory filings
  • Single employer pension plans (SEPPs)
  • Supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs)

Professional Qualifications

  • University of Western Ontario – Honours BSc Actuarial Science and Statistics
  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)

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