Surety Association of Canada names 2023-2024 Board of Directors


CaDCR staff writer

The Surety Association of Canada (SAC) has named its directors and officers for the 2023-4 fiscal years.

At SAC’s annual general meeting in October, the association also acknowledged and thanked Mark Skanes for his contributions as chair for the past three years; Tom Krech from Chubb Insurance Company of Canada has accepted the role for the next term.

Directors, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Scott Beitel, Chief Operating Officer, PLATFORM
  • Iqbal Bhinder, senior vice-president, Contract Surety, RAISE Underwriting
  • Guillaume Burroughs, vice-president, Surety, REVAU (Echelon Insurance)
  • Robert Cristiano, vice-president, surety and credit worldwide, Everest Reinsurance Group
  • Chris Fiore, head of surety, Canada, The Hartford
  • Max Fratarcangeli, vice-president, head of contract and commercial surety, Aviva Insurance Company of Canada
  • Nicolas Gagnon, partner, Lavery, de Billy
  • Richard A. Grant, senior vice-president – surety, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company
  • Steven Hastings, senior vice-president – surety, Liberty Mutual Canada
  • David Johnston, national director – commercial surety, Aon Canada Inc.
  • Tom Krech, vice-president, construction surety, Chubb Insurance Company of Canada (Board chair)
  • Raymond Llamas, assistant vice-president – underwriting director, CNA Surety
  • Aimee Mather, regional underwriting officer, Travelers Insurance Company of Canada
  • Paul McIntyre, vice-president, surety, Allianz Trade Canada
  • Sarina Puccio, head of credit and surety, Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada, Ltd.
  • Sean Reilly, AVP, underwriter – North America Surety, Partner Reinsurance Company
  • Rick Shaban, senior counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP
  • Mark Skanes, senior vice-president, Western Surety Company (Past chair)
  • David Smith, president, Surety Canada, Intact Insurance
  • Sheila E. Thompson, president, Rosenberg & Parker of Canada, Inc.
  • Jordan Walker, head of surety, Canada, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.


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