Mr. Batho joined CDSPI’s Board in May of 2013. He is the past Chair of CDSPI’s Nominating/Governance Committee and currently serves as a member of CDSPI’s Audit Committee, Nominating/Governance Committee and Risk Management Committee.
He started his career in the life insurance industry at North American Life Assurance Company and then moved to Transamerica Life Insurance Company of Canada. At Transamerica, he held a number of senior positions including Chief Actuary, SVP of Sales and Marketing, and Chief Investment Officer, and was a member of the company’s Board. Mr. Batho then moved to the investment industry and was the Chief Operating Officer and a principal at KBSH Capital Management Inc. He retired as Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development with BMO Asset Management in 2010.
Mr. Batho has served on a number of boards in the past, including Aisling Discoveries Foundation, the UCC Pension Plan and the Independent Review Committees of Empire Life Investments and Clarington Funds. He is currently a member of the Independent Review Committee of BlackRock Funds.
Mr. Batho has an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo, and subsequently became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA). He also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.