The Teachers Life senior management shares a commitment to excellence, success and our Members and their families. We strive to reinvent, grow, and transform our organization to provide our Members with a secure future by providing tailored products and benefits, delivered by an exceptional service experience.

Mark Cummings, President and CEO

Mark Cummings has joined Teachers Life as President and CEO in 2017.  He brings to Teachers Life a wealth of insurance expertise and a successful track record in leadership roles. He joins Teachers Life from Cummings & Company Consulting, where he was CEO. He was previously with Scotiabank, where he was President and CEO of Scotia Life Insurance Company. Prior to Scotiabank, Mr. Cummings held leadership roles at RBC and the Canada Life Insurance Company in Wealth Management, Creditor Insurance and Human Resources. Mr. Cummings is the Chair of the Board of Linbrook School in Oakville and a Board Member of the National Sanitarium Association.

Cherisse Norman

Chief Financial Officer

Cherisse joined Teachers Life in 2018 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Cherisse has over 20 years of experience in financial services and consulting industries. She has demonstrated leadership in areas of risk management, budgeting and strategic execution, financial reporting and analysis, and investment planning and oversight. Cherisse’s prior experience includes a leadership position at one of Canada’s largest RESP providers, as well as senior finance positions at large Canadian banking and insurance companies. She is also the President and board director of a regional chapter of Finance Executives International (FEI), a Canada-wide organization of senior finance executives. Cherisse holds a Master of Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as the Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant designation.

Martha Turner Osborne

Chief Marketing & Sales Officer

Martha Turner Osborne is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of marketing and sales experience primarily in insurance, banking and investments across a broad range of distribution channels. Her work has earned her numerous awards for building brands and customer engagement in unique and cost-effective ways. She sits on a number of boards including a past board member of The Jane Goodall Foundation, and a current board member of EcoSchools Canada and Craft Ontario. Martha has also served as a member of several industry committees including the Sick Kids Digital Marketing Advisory Committee, the Canadian Marketing Association’s Executive Direct Marketing Committee and a guest author for Huffington Post. Martha’s professional experience is backed by an M.A. in Education from the University of Toronto.