Ms. Melissa Kennedy joined Sun Life in 2014 and is responsible for the company’s enterprise legal, compliance, corporate secretarial and public affairs functions. Melissa has received a number of awards and recognition for her exemplary leadership and focus on building sustainable, healthier communities. In 2017, Melissa received the Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession award from Chambers Canada for her work championing the integration of sustainability principles into Sun Life’s corporate DNA. Melissa is also the recipient of multiple honours from the Canadian General Counsel Awards. In 2017, she received the Environmental, Social and Governance award in recognition of her contributions to Sun Life’s sustainability program and in 2012, was named Canadian General Counsel of the Year.