The Canadian Association of Financial Institutions in Insurance (CAFII) has named Peter Thompson – president and CEO of National Bank Insurance – as the new chair of the association’s board of directors.
Thompson succeeds Chris Lobbezoo, who has completed his two-year term as chair of the board.
Thompson has served on the CAFII board as a director since 2019, and as its vice chair since 2020.
“On behalf of CAFII’s Board, I want to thank Chris Lobbezoo for guiding our association through the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years,” said Thompson in a statement.
Thompson added that it was under Lobbezoo’s leadership that CAFII was able to transition its member meetings, services, and engagement with insurance regulators and policymakers to online channels. He also noted that it was Lobbezoo who shifted CAFII’s research focus to the impact of the pandemic, and how Canadians want to conduct insurance transactions in the future.
“I want to thank my fellow directors, the member volunteers who serve on CAFII committees, and the Association’s leadership team for their support during my term as Chair,” said Lobbezoo. “Going forward, CAFII is in very experienced, capable hands with Peter D. Thompson as Chair and I wish him the best of luck in guiding the Board in setting our Association’s strategic direction and achieving much continued success.”