Pension Life - Winter 2024

Adam Molineux draws on public service past

Trustee Adam Molineux

Adam Molineux has always been passionate about public service and policy. This has been evident from his days in school, throughout his career and now in his new role as a trustee.

Adam was appointed to the Teachers’ Pension Board of Trustees in April 2023 by the provincial government. He holds a law degree from the University of the Pacific (McGeorge School of Law) in Sacramento, California, and a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After he finished his schooling, Adam launched a career that took him down policy- and pension-related paths. His interests eventually led him to BC Pension Corporation in 2015, where he served as director of policy until 2021.

“The most valuable experience I gained in my director role was getting to know each trustee, gaining their trust as a representative of their administrative agent and witnessing how they work collaboratively to help ensure the ongoing sustainability of the pension plan,” he says.

From 2021 to 2023, Adam was the director of strategic issues for the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP). He currently works full time for the Province of BC as the executive director of pensions at the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat.

Adam enjoys many aspects of work as a trustee. Most of all, he likes being involved in board meeting discussions. “We all bring different perspectives to the table while all working for the same purpose—making decisions that are in the best interest of plan members,” he explains.

In addition to sitting on the Teachers’ Pension Board of Trustees, Adam is a trustee for both MPP and the College Pension Plan.

Adam, his spouse Kirsten and their two rescue cats, Balu and Taj, live in Victoria. Although he left the city to pursue school, he never hesitated in coming back. “I’ve created so many happy memories of Victoria, from backyard barbecues to local music festivals,” he says. “My happiest memory of the city is certainly my wedding. I hope I get another 30 years in Victoria to create even more memories.”

After work hours, you’ll find Adam and Kirsten enjoying local restaurants, or out in the wilderness.

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