Patricia (Trish) Callon, LLB'87, is the Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for Sun Life, where she leads a team that provides strategic and proactive legal solutions for Sun Life’s Canadian and asset management businesses.
Her legal and executive experience spans private practice, in-house and regulatory roles across all major financial services sectors.
Her career began at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, followed by in-house roles at Sun Life and Seaboard Life (now part of Industrial Alliance). She joined CIBC in 1998, where she rose to Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Wealth Management, and in 2005 moved to the Ontario Securities Commission, where she led policy development for mutual fund disclosure.
From 2009-2014, Trish was Chief Legal Officer and Director, Stakeholder Outreach and Communications at the Canadian Securities Transition Office, the organization that led the work to create a new Canadian securities regulator.
She is Vice-Chair of the board of directors of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada and has served on several corporate and community boards, including Meridian Credit Union, Toronto Hydro Corporation and Women General Counsel Canada.
Trish is a two-time recipient of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award in the Corporate Directors (2013) and Executive Leaders (2020) categories. She obtained her undergraduate and law degrees from Western University and won the Gold Medal for Honours French Language and Literature during her studies.