Insurance Institute of Canada elects board of governors for 2021-2022

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Insurance Institute of Canada elects board of governors for 2021-2022

The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) has elected its new board of governors for the 2021-2022 period – and several high-profile industry leaders will head up the executive committee.

Heather Masterson, president and CEO of Travelers Canada, has been selected as chair of the board. She will be supported by fellow executive officers, all of whom were elected at the 68th Annual General Meeting, held virtually on October 25:

  • Jason Storah, CEO, Aviva Canada – deputy chair
  • Valérie Lavoie, president and COO, Desjardins General Insurance Group – vice chair, membership-at-large
  • Martin Thompson – immediate past chair

“The Insurance Institute of Canada prepares the best and brightest future industry leaders with a broad offering of education programs,” said Masterson. “The Institute has a long-standing history of helping Canadian P&C insurance professionals grow their knowledge and advance their careers and I am proud to assume this leadership role.”

Supporting the executive committee as regional vice chairs are:

  • Joanne Hampson – Western provinces
  • Ross McDougall – Ontario
  • Suzie Godmer – Québec
  • Helen O'Donnell – Atlantic provinces

Furthermore, Paul Croft has been appointed as the academic divisional vice chair, and Rosalind Staples-Simpson will act as the professionals divisional vice chair.

The IIC is the premier professional education body for the Canadian P&C insurance industry.  Its membership of over 40,000 includes over 18,000 active students in its formal education programs. It is the parent organization of the Chartered Insurance Professionals’ Society, which serves the needs

of more than 18,000 graduate Chartered Insurance Professionals (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professionals (FCIP).

“Practical and relevant education is vital for insurance professionals who want to succeed in today’s ever-changing world,” said Peter Hohman, president and CEO of The Insurance Institute of Canada. “The board of governors plays an important role in guiding the development of our programs that help prepare people to fulfill their professional and ethical responsibilities.”