Jill Wagman is Managing Principal of Eckler Ltd., Canada’s largest, independently owned actuarial consulting firm.
The first woman to lead the firm, she Chairs both the Board of Directors and the Risk Management Committee. She also has direct responsibility for preserving the firm’s culture – while helping to drive innovation and exciting market strategies.
Jill joined Eckler in 1993 and was the retirement practice leader from 2003 to 2006. She was appointed Managing Principal in 2012. In addition to firm leadership, Jill also has principal responsibility consulting to several of Eckler’s major clients. Most recently, she has spearheaded the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy, and a major branding initiative that preserves the 93-year history of the firm while providing a fresh new look that perfectly articulates who we are ─ _innovative, collaborative, reliable, professional, and friendly.
A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Jill is a qualified actuary (FCIA, FSA) with over 30 years of consulting experience. She also has her ICD.D designation and is a member of the Financial Services Tribunal of Ontario.
Throughout her career, Jill has advised corporations, boards of directors, boards of trustees and government agencies on pension and employee benefits matters including all aspects of valuation, administration, risk management, governance, design, funding and accounting for pension, post-retirement and supplemental pension programs. Renown in the industry for her expertise, Jill is often called as an expert witness on pension matters.