About the Council

The Council is responsible for furthering our mission of advancing the insurance profession in British Columbia through education, professional development and personal growth. All council members generously give their time, expertise, skills and knowledge. These volunteers are indispensable to our governance as their contributions directly impact the success of all the activities, events and seminars we organize. The Executive Committee is elected for a one-year mandate, renewable for two years. Only members in good standing can be appointed to the Council.

If you would like to make a difference and give back to the insurance industry, contact the Institute for more information on the Council and other volunteer opportunities:  IIBCmail@insuranceinstitute.ca

Learn more about our Governing Council and why they volunteer on our Padlet page.

Governing Council Members


Debra Copeland, BA, FCIP
Intact Insurance Company

1st Vice President – Academic Division
Vicki Rowan, FCIP, CRM
Optimum West Insurance Co.

2nd Vice President – Professional Division
Jason Hall, CIP, CRM
HUB International Brokers

Leanne Taylor, ACIP, ACS
HUB International Insurance Brokers

Past President
Sarah Tung, BCom, FCIP, CRM
AXA XL, a division of AXA

IIBC Council Chairs

Stefan Tirschler, FCIP
Square One Insurance Services

Jill Blacklock, FCIP, CRM

Fran Osen, FCIP
International Programs Group

Iewen MacDonald, CIP, CRM, CAIB
Intact Insurance Company

Julia Slater, BA, CIP
BC Adjustment Corporation

Vancouver Island Chapter Council

Janine Marchi, BSc, LLB, CIP

Past President
Melissa Stedman, FCIP, CRM
Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited 

Secretary Treasurer
Heather Anderson, CIP, CRM, CAIB
Megson FitzPatrick Insurance Services

Education Chair
Marleen Richardson, BA, CIP, CAIB
BCAA Insurance Agency

Seminars Chair
Edward Leung, BCom, CIP, CRM

Events Chair
Aaron Lukoni, MA, MPA, CIP, CRM, CAIB
Province of BC Risk Management Branch

Learn more about the Council and other volunteer opportunities by contacting the Insurance Institute of BC Manager:

Danielle Bolduc, BCom, CIP
1110-800 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6
(t) 604-681-5491  (e) IIBCmail@insuranceinstitute.ca