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Industry Advisory Committee


Assuris' corporate structure includes an Industry Advisory Committee, consists of seven representatives from Member Companies. They are elected by the members based on size and required capital.

The Committee provides a vital link between the independent Board of Directors and the membership. The representatives have opportunities to give advice on all strategic issues of importance to the industry.

Their advice is sought on corporate matters such as: changes to by-laws, operating documents which may have a financial impact on the industry, industry assessments for funds to meet obligations when a company fails, and the benefits promised under Assuris protection.

The current members are:

Ronald BeettamPresident & CEO, The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada
Michael Doughty President & CEO, Manulife Canada
Stefan KristjansonPresident & COO, Canada, The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, and the Canada Life Assurance Company
Christian MercierPresident & CEO, The Union Life, Mutual Assurance Company
Jacques PotvinVice-President Corporate Actuarial Services & Chief Risk Officer, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
Mark Sylvia (Chair)President & CEO, The Empire Life Insurance Company