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


Vicki Rowan, FCIP, CRM
Optimum West Insurance Co.

1st Vice President – Academic Division
Jason Hall, CIP, CRM

2nd Vice President – Professional Division
Cameron Mitchell, BA, CIP
Gore Mutual Insurance

Jill Blacklock, FCIP, CRM

Past President
Debra Copeland, BA, FCIP
Intact Insurance Company

IIBC Council Chairs

Karen Graves, BA, CIP, ACS
Marsh Canada

Stefan Tirschler, FCIP
Square One Insurance Services

Kathryn Britnell, CIP, CRM, CAIB
Markel Canada

Sarah Tung, BCom, FCIP, CRM
Liberty Mutual Canada

Julia Slater, BA, CIP
BC Adjustment Corporation

Vancouver Island Chapter Council

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

Past President
Janine Marchi, BSc, LLB, CIP

Secretary Treasurer
Aaron Lukoni, MA, MPA, FCIP, CRM, CAIB
Province of BC Risk Management Branch

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

Seminars Chair
Edward Leung, BCom, CIP, CRM

Events Chair
Anya Biryuk, CIP
Intact Insurance

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