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Alisa is a lawyer with extensive experience in the global pension industry, helping boards and committees to fulfill their oversight of company retirement plans. She specializes in governance and risk management, and helps clients understand how these duties intersect with climate change. Most recently, she was Associate Partner at Aon plc, a global human resources consulting firm, where she led the Legal Consulting & Compliance team for Canada.
Alisa’s career began with an undergraduate focus on applied anthropology, international development and public policy. Alisa earned her LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 2000, where she studied environmental and natural resources law, including an intensive program in Aboriginal lands, resources and governments. She later completed a Masters degree in Anthropology from McMaster University with a focus on sustainable development and international justice. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002. After practicing law for several years at Koskie Minsky LLP, a leading pensions and benefits firm in Toronto, Alisa transitioned to consulting, spending over a decade at Aon where she was viewed as an influential leader recognized for her innovative approach and won the award for Creating Industry-Leading Thought Leadership (North America) two times.
Throughout her career Alisa has contributed to research and publications related to pension and tax law, governance, trends in the retirement industry, and ESG issues. Alisa is committed to helping organizations prepare in the face of the current climate crisis and understands the direct economic risks it poses to both businesses and communities.