Council Members

Great-West Lifeco

Graham Bird was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer for Great-West Lifeco in March of 2015. 


He is responsible for leading the company’s global risk management function. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry; heading major business units and risk management activities in North America, Europe and Asia for leading financial institutions. Prior to joining Great-West Lifeco he was Chief Financial Risk Officer for a major U.S. insurance and wealth management group.


Graham earned a Master of Science degree in Financial Management from Edinburgh Business School and is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. He is chair of the Canada Life & Health Insurance Association, CRO Committee and a member of the North American CRO Council.