Meet the Public Service Pension Board of Trustees
Appointed by: British Columbia General Employees’ Union (nominated by the unions, other than the BCGEU, that collectively bargain on behalf of plan members)
Committee(s): Benefits, Communications, Responsible Investment, Interplan Trustee Education
Board term: 2017–present
Troy Clifford was appointed to the Public Service Pension Board of Trustees in February 2017 by the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU). His nomination came from the unions that collectively bargain on behalf of plan members (except BCGEU).
Troy is the provincial president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC (APBC). He has worked for more than 33 years with BC Ambulance Service as a dispatcher, paramedic, supervisor, emergency coordinator and workers’ advocate, and is currently paramedic chief. Troy has years of experience in labour relations, contract negotiations, arbitrations and mediations, and in union trusteeship and pension and benefit trusteeship.
He has nearly two decades of experience as a pension trustee and vice-chair with APBC Supplemental Pension Fund. He also serves as a union trustee for APBC and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 873, and he was previously a national servicing representative for CUPE and a trustee with the Health Sciences Professionals Bargaining Association Joint Health Sciences Benefit Trust.
As part of his pension and governance education, he completed the Master of Trust Management Standards (MTMS) program through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and obtained an intermediate certification in pension investment and governance from the Shareholder Association for Research and Education.