Shelagh is OMERS Vice President, Global Communications, having joined the team in 2017. In this role, she brings an integrated approach to OMERS worldwide investing, corporate and internal communications strategies, positioning the OMERS enterprise to engage key audiences and attract talent.
Shelagh is a creative and results-driven senior leader and communications strategist who thrives on shaping and directing initiatives that boldly overachieve on business deliverables. Prior to joining OMERS, she worked in the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry at both The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and Travelers Canada. She served as Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications, and was accountable for the marketing and communications programs supporting both corporate and business unit strategies. She also held roles in Operational Planning and Performance, Corporate Projects, and Business Development.
Shelagh holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a M.Sc., Urban Planning, both from the University of Toronto. In addition, she holds a Master’s Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership from the Schulich School of Business.
Shelagh is married and has two sons. They reside in Burlington, Ontario, where Shelagh has served on the Board of the YMCA – Hamilton Burlington Brantford since 2015.