Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Sun Life Canada
Kathy Cunningham is Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Sun Life Financial’s Canadian business. In this role, Kathy is focused on accelerating the growth and momentum of Sun Life Financial’s Canadian business groups. Kathy works closely with the Canadian executives on execution of strategic and business plans, ensuring we are delivering value to stakeholders and executing discipline in financial and risk management. Kathy joined Sun Life Financial as Senior Vice-President and Chief Auditor in October 2014 where she was responsible for the company’s global Internal Audit team, assisting management in continually improving Sun Life’s risk management and control environment.
Prior to Sun Life, Kathy was a partner at KPMG, where in addition to servicing her clients she held a variety of leadership roles, including as a member of the Board of Directors and National Leader for Communications and Media. At both Sun Life and KPMG, Kathy strives to create and lead high performing, inclusive teams and to build strong relationships across the business and with clients.
In 2017, Kathy was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network. Kathy is a Director on the Macaulay Child Development Centre in Toronto. Macaulay provides essential services to more than 7,000 children and youth focused on promoting healthy child development and nurturing strong families. Kathy was the Co-Chair of the YWCA Women of Distinction Committee (Toronto) and Treasurer for Sheena’s Place.
Kathy is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University.
Outside of Sun Life, most of Kathy’s personal time is spent with her husband and two children. She is trying to learn badminton.