Insurance Bureau of Canada welcomes two new directors to its Board

May 24, 2023 (TORONTO) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is proud to welcome Saad Mered, CEO, Zurich Canada, and London Bradley, President and CEO, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, to its Board of Directors.

"The collective expertise and vision of IBC's Board of Directors enables the P&C insurance industry to speak with a unified voice about the issues that matter most to Canadians," said Heather Masterson, Chair of the IBC Board, and President and CEO of Travelers Canada. "We are delighted to welcome Saad Mered and London Bradley to the Board. Their experience and tenure in the industry will enrich our efforts to shape a public policy environment that better protects Canadians from risk."

Mered joined Zurich in 2008, bringing more than 29 years of experience in the insurance industry. He began his career at AIG, where he held a number of underwriting leadership and general management roles in the U.S., Europe and Egypt. Immediately prior to joining Zurich, Mered was responsible for overseeing international operations and strategic growth initiatives focused on the small business segment. Mered was previously Zurich's regional CEO in the Middle East and Africa and the Group Chief Claims Officer.

"The issues facing the insurance industry are increasingly complex, and we must be proactive in navigating these challenges," said Mered. "In this role, I'm looking forward to working with the motivated team at IBC and with industry partners to help build resilience to better protect Canadian communities and contribute to solving the large societal issues we are all facing."

Bradley joined the Allstate Corporation in 1998 as an exclusive agent in the U.S. Midwest Region. He transitioned into sales leadership in 2001 and progressed through roles of increasing responsibility before becoming Field Senior Vice-President for the Southeast Region, where he led one of the largest regions for the Allstate business in the U.S. to profitable growth. In his most recent role before becoming CEO, Bradley leveraged his depth of experience in sales to help lead the U.S. East Zone Region to strong results in 2021.

"I am honoured to work closely with our IBC members to help protect Canadians and prioritize much-needed solutions to pressing industry issues," said Bradley. "We are operating in an incredibly complex environment that is changing at speeds we haven't seen before. I look forward to engaging our industry stakeholders to drive change that will benefit our consumers and businesses across the country." 

Mered and Bradley join the following members of IBC's Board: Heather Masterson, President and CEO, Travelers (Chair); Christian Fournier, EVP and Leader Property & Casualty Insurance, Beneva (Deputy Chair); Celyeste Power, President and CEO, IBC; Silvy Wright, President and CEO, Northbridge Insurance; Louis Gagnon, President and CEO, Intact Financial Corporation; Kathy Boychuk, President and CEO, Peace Hills General Insurance Company; Monica Ningen, President and CEO, Swiss Re Canada; Valérie Lavoie, President and COO, Desjardins General Insurance Group; Rowan Saunders, President and CEO, Definity; Nick Creatura, President and CEO, CNA Canada; Jason Storah, CEO, Aviva; Claus-Ulrich Kroll, President and CEO, Munich Re Canada; James Russell, President and CEO, TD Insurance; and Paul Johnstone, CEO, Chubb.

About Insurance Bureau of Canada

Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up the vast majority of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

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