Chair, Pension Sub-Committee, Air Canada/Pionairs Liaison
Sue was born in Geneva, Switzerland and spent her childhood living in Europe and North America.
Sue worked in Paris, Munich, Geneva, London, and Johannesburg before joining Air Canada in Montreal in 1979 as Secretary in the Marketing Department. She held various other positions in the Office of the President (Claude Taylor and Pierre Jeanniot), then moved into Employee Communications as Editor of Horizons.
She went on to work on different projects including introduction of the A320, change of livery and uniform change and was moved into Airports in 1990 in charge of Dorval, MIrabel, Ottawa and Quebec City.
From 1999 to 2004 Sue led the Human Resources team (during CCAA) and then took over In-Flight Service. Call Centers, Customer Relations were added to her portfolio in 2006, then Airports in 2009.
Sue retired in 2013 and took on the position of Chair, Pension Sub-Committee, Air Canada / Pionairs liaison in 2017.
Duties – Chair, Pension Sub-Committee
Reporting to the President and to the Board of Directors, the duties of the Chair are defined in accordance with the ‘Terms of Reference’ of the Pensions & Benefits Sub-committee ’ as adopted by the Board of Directors at the semi Annual Meeting on October 14, 2004 and revised and approved by the Executive Board Feb. 11, 2009 as follows:
- Represent the Pionairs members in matters relating to the security of the Pension Trust Funds
- Works closely with the elected Pension Plan representatives in monitoring pension fund reports, including actuarial reports and financial statements from AC and makes recommendations for any actions deemed necessary
- On behalf of all retirees broadly monitors corporate activities relating to the pensions and benefits of retirees.
- To the extent possible monitors performance of individual pension plans and contributions from the various diversified companies of ACE.
- Meet with appropriate (Air Canada) Company representatives at least on an annual basis to be informed with regard to pensions and benefits of the retirees and surviving spouses. Such benefits include pensions and basic and supplemental health insurance plans maintained by the Company on behalf of retirees, as deemed necessary by the Chair in discussion with the President,
- In consultation with and/or as delegated by the President, meet with such other organizations including government departments, other Retiree Associations, Unions, Regulators and Agencies as are required to meet the objectives of the Sub-committee,
- Reports to the Executive Board at least on a quarterly basis and to the Semi Annual Board of Director’s meeting and the Annual Pionairs Conference.