CANATICS appoints new chair of the board

The national insurance crime organization has named a successor to its outgoing chair

CANATICS appoints new chair of the board


By Lyle Adriano

Canadian National Insurance Crime Services (CANATICS) announced that it has just named a new Chair of the Board of Directors.

The non-profit organization chose The Co-Operators Group president and CEO Kathy Bardswick to replace outgoing Chair of the Board of Directors George Cooke, who had served as CANATICS’ chair since it was founded in 2013.

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Bardswick had served as The Co-operators’ president and CEO from 2002 to 2016. She has also served as chair of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. At present, she is a board member of the International Co-operative Alliance, where she chairs its Audit Committee and its Blue Ribbon Commission on Capital. Bardswick was also recently appointed as a board member of Metrolinx.

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“We’re delighted to have Kathy take the helm at this exciting time in CANATICS’ history,” CANATICS CEO Ben Kosic said in a release. “We’ve accomplished much in our first four years and her wealth of experience and exemplary leadership skills will serve the organization well as we continue to evolve and achieve our goal of helping insurers fight organized insurance fraud through data analytics to the benefit of consumers.”

“We thank George for his leadership and oversight during CANATICS’ critical first few years of operation, and the construction of the fraud analytics solution that we manage. He was instrumental in helping us lay the groundwork for a long and successful future as an essential industry player in the ongoing fight against fraud.”

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