GUELPH, ON, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Co-operators Group Limited is
pleased to introduce John Harvie as its new Chairperson of the Board of
Directors. Mr. Harvie was elected at the first board meeting following
the organization's Annual General Meeting in Montreal, where it
welcomed four new Directors to the board.
Mr. Harvie was the CEO of Co-op Atlantic from 2002 until his retirement
in the spring of 2011. He represented Co-op Atlantic as a Delegate to
The Co-operators prior to joining the Board in April 2011. Most
recently, he served as Chair of The Co-operators Audit Committee, and
has served on a variety of industry and associated boards, including
that of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council, where he represents The
Co-operators. Mr. Harvie replaces Richard Lemoing, who has retired from
the Board after having served as a Director since 2000 and as
Chairperson since 2007.
"The Co-operators has benefited greatly from Richard's vision, wisdom
and leadership throughout a period of significant growth and success,"
said Kathy Bardswick, president and CEO of The Co-operators. "The
organization is in a position of strength, and looking ahead with great
confidence and enthusiasm as we welcome John as our new Chairperson."
As a co-operative, The Co-operators is democratically controlled by its
member-owners. Members are represented by their delegates, who comprise
seven regions. The regions nominate the 22 members of the Board of
Directors, who elect a Chairperson.
The four Directors selected to serve three-year terms are:
Geri Kamenz representing the Ontario Region
Michael Mac Isaac representing the Atlantic Region
Collette Robertson representing the Saskatchewan Region
Jocelyn VanKoughnet representing the Manitoba Region
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with
more than $34 billion in assets under administration. Through its group
of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and
farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is
well known for its community involvement and its commitment to
sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers
in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens
in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada
by Sustainalytics and Maclean's magazine. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE: The Co-operators
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