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Mary Anne McKellar, Presiding Office/Chair Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal
Mary Anne McKellar was appointed as Presiding Officer/Chair of the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal (PEHT) on August 14, 2014, for a two year term, after having served as acting Chair since August 7, 2013.
She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto with an LL.B. in 1985. After her call to the Bar in 1987, she practised law in Toronto, with Koskie Minsky, as an associate with the title of Director of Research until 1990. From January 1990 to 1992, Ms. McKellar was a solicitor to the PEHT. In September 1992, she was appointed a Vice-Chair of the PEHT, and cross-appointed in 1995 to what was then the Boards of Inquiry (and has since become the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario). Mary Anne was appointed to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) as a full-time Vice-Chair on January 24, 2001. She continued to adjudicate under appointments to all three tribunals until February 2014 when she ceased her involvement with the HRTO. She continues to be cross-appointed with the OLRB while presiding as Chair of the PEHT.
Caroline Rowan has been appointed a Deputy Presiding Officer, effective June 2010. Caroline is cross-appointed from the Ontario Labour Relations Board where she has been a full-time Vice-Chair since 1999. Caroline has also been cross-appointed to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario since 2005. She graduated from the University of Toronto (Honours B.A. in 1986) and from Osgoode Hall Law School (L.L.B. 1989). Since her call to the Bar in 1991, she has worked exclusively in the field of labour relations and employment law.
Patrick Kelly has been appointed a Deputy Presiding Officer, effective May 17, 2008.
Patrick is cross-appointed from the Ontario Labour Relations Board, where he has been a
Vice-Chair for the past ten years. Patrick's extensive earlier experience as counsel in
the broader public sector, as well as his labour relations acuity, will serve him well in
the adjudication of pay equity issues.
Administrative Change at the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal
The administrative support for the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal is now being provided
by the Ontario Labour Relations Board...more
New Rules and Forms take effect. For more information, see Forms