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Alison Loat

Non-Executive Director
BAH, Queen’s University, Kington Canada; MPP, Harvard Kennedy School

Alison joined the Board in 2018 and is the Chair of Ai-Media’s Canadian entity. Alison is the Managing Director, Sustainable Investing and Innovation at OPTrust, a Canadian public pension plan, where she is responsible for environmental, social and governance related aspects of $23 billion CAD in globally diversified investments and for building and managing an investment portfolio that deploys capital at the intersection of sustainability and innovation. Previously, Alison was the Senior Managing Director of FCLTGlobal where she worked with asset owners, managers and companies to advance long-term investing. She’s also worked at McKinsey & Company, a healthcare technology company and was on the founding team of the MaRS Discovery District, a medical commercialization facility in Toronto.  

She has a deep commitment to public service. She co-founded and was the CEO of the Samara Centre for Democracy and was a Senior Fellow and instructor at the University of Toronto and the president of the Canadian Club of Toronto. 

Alison is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an Advisory Board member at the Max Bell School at McGill University, a board director at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and a governor of Ridley College.  In addition to Ai-Media, she is also a board director at The Logic, a privately held media company. 

She received both the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals for her service to Canada and was named one of the WXN 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She holds a BA (Honours) from Queen’s University and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Alison is Chair of AIM’s RNC (Remuneration and Nomination Committee) and a member of the ARC (Audit and Risk Committee).  

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