About the Governing Council

The Governing Council is made up of ten industry leaders from across Ontario. These individuals are indispensable to our governance as they provide strategic direction that significantly impacts the success of the Insurance Institute of Ontario (IIO). These industry professionals oversee the academic, business, and student affairs of the IIO. All council members generously give their time, expertise, skills and knowledge.

Only CIP Society members in good standing can be appointed to the Council.

Council Members 2018 - 2019

Executive Committee

Heather Masterson, B.A., B.Ed, FCIP
Travelers Canada

Deputy President
Heidi Sevcik, FCIP
Gore Mutual Insurance Company

Senior Vice President
Joe Colby, CIP
Echelon Insurance

Surender Sekhon, FCAS, FCIA
Desjardins General Insurance/State Farm

Ross McDougall
McDougall Insurance and Financial

Vice President - Academic Division
Colin George, MBA, GDM, FCIP, CRM
Facility Association

Vice President - Professionals' Division
Bruce H. Palmer, MBA, FCIP, CRM
Ontario Medical Association

Vice President - Regional Division
Ron Bouwmeister, FCIP
The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group

Past President
Robert Fellows, MBA, FCIP, CRM
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Americas

General Manager
Peter Hohman, MBA, FCIP, ICD.D
The Insurance Institute of Canada


Mike Divjak, BComm, FCIP, CRM
VP, Operations, Insurance Institute of Canada

Harry Vizl, CPA, CA
Director, Finance, Insurance Institute of Canada

Margaret Wasserman, BSc (Hons.), CIP
Senior Director, Insurance Institute of Ontario

Learn more about the Governing Council and other volunteer opportunities by contacting the Insurance Institute of Ontario:

18 King St East, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4
(t) 416-362-8586 (e) IIOmail@insuranceinstitute.ca