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Todd Lawrence appointed President & CEO of ivari

Douglas W. Brooks, former President & CEO announces his retirement

We would like to announce the appointment of our President & CEO, Todd Lawrence, effective October 6.

Todd brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry to his role at ivari. Throughout his career, he has led a number of large and complex businesses including insurance, reinsurance, mortgages, personal lending, and deposits.

Douglas W. Brooks will retire after ten years in his role and having served over 45 years in the Canadian life insurance industry.

A leader to position us for success

Todd joined ivari in 2017 and has led the organization through a year of profitable growth along with strong sales and service results.

“I want to congratulate Todd on his well-deserved appointment to President & CEO of ivari. He has shown true leadership in maintaining the positive momentum we have built. We are confident in his ability to position ivari for success in the middle market, now and in the future.” – Doug Brooks, former President & CEO of ivari

 Todd’s appointment completes a year-long transition period.

A sincere thank you and farewell

Doug joined ivari, formerly Transamerica Life Canada, in 2008 and lead the organization through an era of financial stabilization along with profitable growth. ivari was acquired by Wilton Re in 2015. Throughout his career, he has held various leadership roles at prominent Canadian insurance companies including Chief Actuary, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA). He is also a past board member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), past Chair of the Committee on Professional Conduct of the CIA, past Chair of the Joint Risk Management Section of the CIA, SOA and CAS, and past Chairman of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) 2014 – 2015.

“I want to thank Doug for his mentorship and collaboration to ensure a smooth transition period for employees and continuity for our advisors and customers.  I am excited for what is to come and committed to succeeding in being the most recommended life insurance provider for middle market Canadians.” – Todd Lawrence, President & CEO