Former Ontario HUB CEO tapped to chair board

A new chair is announced for the Insurance Institute board of governors; WINMAR grows its team by one more; and one company offers a new data breach policy.

Former Ontario HUB CEO tapped to chair board

Risk Management News


The Insurance Institute of Canada didn’t have to look far when it selected a new chair for its board of governors.

The Institute recently elected T. Neil Morrison as chair of its board of governors at the Institute’s 61st annual general meeting in Winnipeg, Man.

“Whether exploring new ways to deliver products and services in a digital world, or uncovering coverage options for evolving risks, Canadian property and casualty insurance professionals can’t afford to allow their knowledge and skills to become static,” said Morrison. “The Insurance Institute of Canada attracts, retains and prepares the best and brightest future industry leaders with a broad offering of relevant and robust continuing education courses.”

Morrison works in Toronto as the executive vice president of operations of HUB International Limited, a global insurance brokerage based in Chicago, Ill. For six years prior to his current role, he served as president and CEO of HUB International HKMB Ontario.

He was elected deputy chairman of The Insurance Institute of Canada in November 2013.

Morrison says ongoing insurance education for P&C professionals is a “critical and necessary investment” to satisfy the changing needs, demands and expectations of clients and stakeholders.

Peter Hohman, MBA, FCIP, ICD.D., president and CEO of the Insurance Institute of Canada, highlighted the board’s vital role in charting a positive course for insurance education. The board’s strategic vision is particularly important given that 90 per cent of Canadians trust insurance professionals who kept their credentials up to date, as a Leger study shows.

“Canadian consumers clearly recognize the value of an insurance education,” says Hohman, “and the Insurance Institute of Canada’s board members have shown a constant commitment to making sure that P&C insurance professionals receive a comprehensive and relevant education that meets the needs of Canadian insurance consumers.” (continued.)

The Insurance Institute of Canada’s 2014-15 Executive Committee of the Board of Governors includes:

J.R. (Bob) Tisdale, MBA, FCIP, CRM, ICD.D, president and CEO of Pembridge and Pafco Insurance Companies, is deputy chair.
Jean-François Blais, FCAS, FCIA, President of Intact Insurance, is vice chair, governor-at-large.  
Silvy Wright, BA (Hons), CA, President and CEO of Northbridge Financial Corporation, is immediate past chair.
Elected regional vice chairs are: Glenda Ouellette, BA, MBA, FCIP (Western provinces); Pat Van Bakel, BA, CIP (Ontario); Chantal Gagnon, MBA, FPAA (Québec); and Darrel Coates, CIP, CRM (Atlantic provinces).
Divisional vice chairs are: Michael Wills, FCIP (Academic) and Julie Pingree, BA, CIP (Professionals’).

ACE expands privacy protection offer
ACE Group announced a new option for ACE Privacy Protection policyholders in Canada, with the new Data Breach Fund Sidecar Endorsement.

It will provide a single data breach fund limit, one that falls outside the policy’s liability limits for all data breach expenses.

“ACE recognizes that small and mid-size organizations have a need for a robust post-breach response, and the ACE Data Breach Team is especially qualified to address these needs,” said Bobbie Goldie, Vice President, ACE Professional Risk, ACE Canada. “Through our experienced Canadian data breach coach, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, and the superb vendors on our team, ACE offers clients industry-focused expertise when confidential or proprietary information is lost or compromised.” (continued.)

The ACE Data Breach Team is a panel of independent legal, computer forensic, notification, call center, crisis communications, fraud consultation, credit monitoring, and identity restoration firms. For the first time, policyholders in Canada can obtain both the ACE Data Breach Team and a single data breach expense limit, separate from the policy's liability limit — an option that is unequaled in the marketplace.

Hobson tapped for VP national programs
WINMAR Franchise Corp welcomed Sean Hobson to the WINMAR team recently, filling the role of VP National Programs to grow the WINMAR network for the insurance and restoration industry.

Hobson will be based out of London, Ont. at WINMAR Franchise Corp., and will frequently travel throughout the region and country to meet with industry partners.

Hobson joins the WINMAR team 18 years of experience in Sales and Operational roles within the restoration, insurer, adjusting and brokerage fields.
He has spent the last several years concentrating on International and North American growth having held various executive roles within the restoration and insurance industry.


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