Blair Cowper-Smith

Job Title Principle and Director
Country Canada
Current Employer Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)

Blair Cowper-Smith is a Principal of Erin Park Business Solutions. The firm provides advisory services in a range of areas including governance, strategy and business combinations.

Previously he was the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at OMERS a large Canadian public pension plan with assets in excess of $100 billion.  Mr. Cowper-Smith’s core responsibilities included governance, regulatory affairs, law and management level consideration of investment transactions. Prior to that Mr. Cowper-Smith was a senior partner at McCarthy Tetrault an international law firm co-leading the private equity business where his practice also focused on public company advisory work, infrastructure and governance. Mr. Cowper-Smith interest in governance included serving on the Public Policy Committee of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance which represents the interests of over 50 major institutional investors in Canada while his interest in infrastructure led him to co-found the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships a Canadian think tank devoted to structuring and financing public infrastructure development.

He serves as a director of a number of corporations including Hydro One a publicly owned and traded transmission and distribution business in Canada, Porter Airlines headquartered in Canada and is a director of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority which oversees regulation of a number of key financial sectors including insurance, loan and trust corporations credit unions in the Province of Ontario.