Tim Deacon

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Tim Deacon is Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Sun Life and is a member of its Executive Team. He is responsible for leading the company’s finance organization including Finance, Tax, Capital Management, Investor Relations, and strategic finance initiatives.

Tim joined Sun Life in April 2024 and has more than 20 years of senior management experience in financial management and global investments.

Prior to joining Sun Life, Tim held several progressively senior roles in the Financial Services industry. Tim joined Sun Life from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) where he served as their Chief Financial Officer for three years.  

Previously, he held executive roles at Manulife, including as Group Controller and Global Chief Accounting Officer and as its Executive Vice-President and CFO of the Global Wealth and Asset Management business. Tim was also a director at PwC LLP in the Global Capital Markets Group based in Toronto and London.

Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (FCPA), a U.S. Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.

As an active community leader, Tim is a board member and Treasurer of Business / Arts, a national not-for-profit arts organization, and St. Clement’s School in Toronto. He is also a member of CPA Canada’s Corporate Performance Reporting Board and co-chair of the Canadian Chapter of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) CFO Network.