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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:

René ChabotExecutive Vice President, CFO and Chief Actuary, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
Jan GrudePresident & CEO, Pacific Blue Cross Health Benefits Society
Stefan KristjansonPresident & COO, Canada, The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, and the Canada Life Assurance Company
David Losier General Manager, Acadia Life
Steven RossPresident & COO, La Capitale Civil Service Insurer Inc.
Mark SylviaPresident & CEO, The Empire Life Insurance Company