Patricia Callon

Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, Sun Life

Ms. Callon is General Counsel for Sun Life’s global corporate functions and leads the legal team accountable for enterprise M&A, sustainability, governance, technology, cyber risk, human resources and legal operations. Until November, 2022, she was General Counsel for Sun Life’s Canadian business.

Her legal and executive experience spans private practice, in-house and regulatory roles across all major financial services sectors. Her career began at Blake Cassels & Graydon, LLP followed by in-house roles at Sun Life and Seaboard Life (now part of Industrial Alliance). She joined CIBC in 1998 where she rose to Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Wealth Management and in 2005 moved to the Ontario Securities Commission where she led policy development for mutual fund disclosure. From 2009 to 2014, Trish was Chief Legal Officer and Director, Stakeholder Outreach and Communications at the Canadian Securities Transition Office, the organization that led the work to create a new Canadian securities regulator. She joined Sun Life in 2014.

She was Vice Chair of the board of directors and Chair of the Special Committee for SRO Framework Review of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada and has served on several corporate and community boards, including Meridian Credit Union, Toronto Hydro Corporation and Women General Counsel Canada. 

An ally for diversity, equity and inclusion, she is a member of the Executive Committee of Legal Leaders for Diversity and of Sun Life’s International Sustainability Council. 

Trish is a two-time recipient of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award in the Corporate Directors (2013) and Executive Leaders (2020) categories.