Council Members

Sun Life

Colm J. Freyne is Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer of Sun Life. Appointed in 2017, Colm is responsible for Sun Life’s risk management function, global actuarial function, and global asset/liability management function. 


Colm joined Sun Life in 2003 as Chief Auditor and has since held various senior leadership positions including Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2017. He joined the company following eight years at TD Bank Financial Group, where he held the role of Vice-President and Chief Accountant. He began his career in the Dublin office of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1979, moving to its Toronto office in 1985. 


Colm is a director of Sun Life’s insurance and asset management joint venture companies in India - Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited and Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited. He is also a director of BentallGreenOak, Sun Life’s global real estate management business. 


In 2016, Colm was appointed a Fellow by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and is a qualified Chartered Accountant in Ireland 

and Canada.