Brent Simmons

    Senior Managing Director, Sun Life Financial Defined Benefit Solutions

    Brent Simmons

    Brent Simmons is Senior Managing Director of Sun Life Financial’s Defined Benefit Solutions business, where he leads a team of pension and investment experts who help some of Canada’s largest employers manage the risks in their defined benefit pension plans. Brent joined Sun Life in 2008 and was initially responsible for the actuarial pricing, valuation and risk management of the company’s group retirement products. In 2010, he moved to lead the Defined Benefit Solutions team. Brent graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics in 1994 and spent the first 14 years of his career consulting to pension plans and insurance companies. Brent first began volunteering with RMHC Toronto in 2007 as a Weekend House Manager before becoming a member of the Family Room Sub-Committee in 2012. He joined the RMHC Toronto Board in 2015.

    “I first learned of Ronald McDonald House and its amazing work over 25 years ago when one of my childhood friends became sick. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to have volunteered with Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto and been part of its incredible mission. A family’s love is so powerful – especially in helping a sick child get better.”