Join Canadian Club Toronto on November 4th when Mark Machin (CPP Investments) and Michael Katchen (Wealthsimple) sit down with Anita McOuat (PwC) for a discussion looking beyond COVID and how Canadians will build financial literacy at every age and stage of their lives.
President and CEO, CPP Investments
Mark was appointed President & CEO in June 2016 and is responsible for leading CPP Investments and its investment activities.
He joined CPP Investments in 2012 as its first President for Asia. In November 2013, Mark became Head of International, where he was responsible for the organization’s international investment activities, managing global advisory relationships and leading the organization internationally.
Prior to joining CPP Investments, Mark had a 20-year career at Goldman Sachs where he was most recently Vice Chairman of Asia ex-Japan. Based in Asia for more than 20 years, among other roles, Mark ran the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Asia ex-Japan for six years. He was a member of Goldman Sachs’ Asia Management Committee and the Firmwide Capital Committee. Before that, Mark qualified as a medical doctor in 1990 and in 1991, after practicing medicine in the U.K., he joined Goldman Sachs in London in European Corporate Finance.
Mark holds a BA in Physiological Sciences from Oriel College, Oxford University, and a BM BChir from Downing College, Cambridge University.
Mark currently serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of FCLT Global and in 2020 he joined the Advisory Board of the 30% Club of Canada.
He was named both a Catalyst Honours Champion for 2020, which recognizes those making workplaces equitable and inclusive for women, and one of Canada’s Top 10 CEOs by Glassdoor in its 2018 Employee Choice Awards.
Co-Founder and CEO, Wealthsimple
Michael Katchen is Co-Founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, a leading financial services innovator operating in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.
Michael cares deeply about entrepreneurship, advancing innovation in Canada, and enabling everyone, regardless of age or net worth, access to the tools and services they need to achieve financial freedom. He is an active member of the Canadian Business Council and is on the Board of the SickKids Hospital Foundation, Koho and the Wealthsimple Foundation, an initiative that helps children from low-income families save for post-secondary education.
Michael has been called an Industry Mover by the Financial Post, a Change Agent by Canadian Business Magazine, and one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life. Mr. Katchen has received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young, Canadian Startup Awards, and Techvibes, as well as been named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40".
National Leader, Technology and Media, Telecom & Consumer Markets, PwC
Anita is a partner at PwC, where she is the National Leader of the Technology, Media, Telecom (TMT) and Consumer Markets practice. Anita leads engagements with clients in a variety of industries, including retail, technology, entertainment & media. Based in Toronto, she has also spent time working with PwC in Boston and Shanghai.
In addition to the Canadian Club of Toronto, Anita serves on the board of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, where she sits on the Audit and Governance committees. She is also on the board of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, where she is the Treasurer and chair of the audit committee.
Anita holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, and she is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.