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ATRF Corporate Management

​​​​Rod Matheson

Rod Matheson - Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Rod Matheson is responsible for the operation and management of the organization. Prior to joining ATRF in November 2014, Rod served the Government of Alberta in various capacities for over 30 years, most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister, Treasury and Risk Management with Alberta Treasury Board and Finance. Rod has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA from the University of Alberta, as well as a CPA (CMA) designation and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. ​

Derek Brodersen

Derek Brodersen - Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer, Derek Brodersen is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management of investment policies, strategies and systems, and the monitoring and evaluating of investment performance and policy compliance. Derek holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba, an MBA from York University and CFA and ICD.D designations. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Edmonton CFA Society, the Pension Investment Association of Canada, the Institute of Corporate Directors, and is a board member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.

Tina Antony

Tina Antony - Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Tina Antony is ATRF's VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and leads all legal and governance affairs across ATRF's corporate and investment business lines. Tina specializes in M&A, investment fund formation, corporate finance, risk oversight and governance. Prior to joining ATRF, Tina was on the executive of publicly-traded entities and a partner at one of Canada's largest national law firms. Tina was recently honoured as a C-Suite Executive of the Year. Tina holds an ICD.D from the Rotman School of Management, and Bachelors of Law and of Music from the University of Calgary. She is a member of Women in Capital Markets, the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Governance Professionals of Canada, the Alberta Law Society, and a board member of Calgary Opera. 

Albert Copeland

Albert Copeland - Vice President, Information and Technology Services

Albert Copeland is responsible for all aspects of Information and Technology Services, including IT infrastructure, security, software development and records management. He determines IT strategy, standards, policies and budget and manages IT planning, implementation, security, data and communications, and business resumption plans. Albert has a diploma in computer systems technology from NAIT and is a member of CIOCAN, the CIO Association of Canada representing IT Executives and CIOs; ISACA, representing IT governance professionals; and, the Public Retirement Information Systems Managers group (PRISM), representing IT professionals of public retirement organizations.

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Marcie Chisholm - Vice President, People and Culture

Marcie Chisholm is responsible for the ongoing management and strategic direction of ATRF's Culture & Communications, including human resources and talent management, facilities administration, corporate communications and payroll activities.

Marcie joined ATRF in November 2018. She has over 20 years of human resources experience in a variety of industries and sectors. She has worked extensively in recruitment, talent management, labour relations, organizational development and employee engagement. Previously, she was the Associate VP of HR at MacEwan University for over four years and worked with EPCOR Utilities Inc. for almost eight years.

Marcie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is also a Certified Executive Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Julie Joyal

Julie Joyal - Vice President, Pension Services

Julie Joyal is responsible for the strategic direction and ongoing management of Pension Services at ATRF, including the provision of accurate, timely and cost-effective benefit payments and services to plan members and information to employers and plan sponsors. She advises on pension benefit, member services and actuarial issues.

Julie holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Montreal. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Julie is a member of the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute and is involved with the Association of Canadian Pension Management.

Myles Norton

Myles Norton - Vice President, Finance​​

Myles Norton is responsible for the effective and efficient management of all aspects of ATRF’s financial services including pension payroll, contributions, refunds and transfers, financial reporting, investment accounting, risk management, and the maintenance and monitoring of the budgetary process.

Myles has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree as well as a CPA (CMA) designation and is a CFA charterholder. He is a member of CMA Alberta, the CFA Institute and the Edmonton CFA Society.

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Gary Smith - Vice President, Fund Risk and Strategy​​

Gary Smith is responsible for the analysis of pension risk and the creation of a robust strategic asset mix. Prior to joining ATRF, Gary served on the faculty of the Alberta School of Business for six years. From 2004 – 2010 he was Chief Economist at Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). Earlier in his career, Gary worked as a bond trader at Casgrain & Company, where he was a shareholder. He has also acted as a fixed income portfolio manager and an independent consultant to a pension plan.

Gary completed his undergraduate and masters-level training at the University of Saskatchewan and received a PhD in Finance from the University of Alberta in 1996. He is a CFA Charterholder.

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