Tara McNally is the Chief Financial Officer
of Nexus Actuarial Consultants Ltd. Nexus specializes in providing comprehensive
services in the fields of Workers' Compensation and computer systems. Clients
include private corporations, trade associations, WCB support groups and government
agencies. Services include evaluating WCB liabilities for self insured employers,
designing and implementing WCB management systems, supporting employers in
their negotiations with the WCB, and providing technical advice and leadership
to trade associations and WCB support groups regarding assessment rates, experience
rating, legislative reform and WCB policy changes.
Tara began her professional
career as a process engineer and production manager for Procter &
Gamble. She played an integral role in the continuous improvement
and implementation of front-line safety procedures and was responsible
for ensuring that her staff incorporated these procedures into their
daily work habits. She was involved in ESRTW (early safe return to
work), ensuring that injured workers returned to appropriate jobs
quickly in order to maintain morale and physical safety. Tara also
oversaw the implementation of SAP (an enterprise resource planning
tool) in the maintenance department, which included transition from
the legacy system, and later added the responsibility of maintaining
the SAP qualification for the plant storeroom.
Tara joined Nexus in the spring
of 2000, where she enabled Employer Groups to successfully lobby Ontario's
WSIB on experience rating through recruiting additional employer groups,
dialoguing with employer groups & WSIB, and performing analyses of
the WSIB proposals including impact studies, alternative designs,
consensus building & report writing.
In early 2001, Nexus began
to perform Actuarial Valuations of future employee benefit liabilities
and obligations for various Ontario Municipalities and, in 2003, School
Boards, to meet the new PSAB Financial Statement reporting requirements.
Tara has performed dozens of these valuations and co-manages these
projects with Bruce Neville.
Tara has prepared and conducted
workshops put on by Nexus Actuarial Consultants regarding WSIB initiatives
and on PSAB reporting requirements for future employee benefit liabilities
Tara has been the co-chair
for United Way Fundraising Drives, an organizer for the Canadian Diabetes
Association "Go-to-Bat for Diabetes" corporate baseball challenge,
and has been the elected Treasurer of the Haliburton Scout Reserve
Alumni Association since April 2000.
Tara is the CFO and CAO of
Nexus Actuarial Consultants
- Bachelor of Engineering Science, The University
of Western Ontario- 1997
- Master of Business Administration, York University
"Tools of the Trade", OHS Canada Magazine, March
2002 - the article discussed WSIB Experience Rating and Procter & Gamble
Safety Systems, illustrating the synergies of the moral and financial
incentives for workplace safety.