Evan Howard is the Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer at the CAAT Pension Plan, a jointly-sponsored multi-employer pension plan with over 90,000 members and more than $18 billion in net assets. Originally created to support the Ontario college system, the CAAT Plan now proudly serves more than 300 participating employers in 15 industries including the for-profit, non-profit, and broader public sectors. He oversees the Plan’s policy, legal and public affairs functions.
Prior to joining the CAAT Plan, Evan was a partner in the Toronto office of Norton Rose, and before that, a partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, practicing exclusively in the area of pension and benefits law, with a special focus on the pension and benefit issues in mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring. From 1998 to 2000, he practiced pensions at Freshfields in London, England.
Evan is the past-Chair of the Ontario Regional Council of the Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) and currently serves on the ACPM’s National Policy Committee. Evan is also the past-Chair of the Trinity College Board of Trustees, where he served as a Trustee from 2008 to 2015. He is a recipient of an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto, in recognition of his volunteer service at Trinity and the University of Toronto. Evan was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996 and became a solicitor in England and Wales in 2000. He holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) and an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario.