Board of directors /
conseil d’administration

The Canadian Association of Managing General Agents is a federally incorporated non-profit trade association whose membership consists of property & casualty MGAs, and is dedicated to shaping the landscape of delegated underwriting in Canada. It is lead by a Board of Directors appointed from the membership, and managed by the Managing Director; CAMGA wholeheartedly represents its members and the Canadian MGA market.

The Board of Directors appoints committees to investigate, discuss, deliberate, report and propose courses of action within their mandate. Currently there is a regulatory affairs committee whose mandate is to lead the association in discussions with regulators, government officials and other stakeholders on various regulatory issues impacting the MGA sector.

Board of Directors / Conseil d’administration

Selena fredericks B.A. (HONS), CSC, CAIB

Chief Operating Officer

With a specialization in Strategic Communications, Selena spent the early part of her career working in media for a prominent advertising agency in Toronto, Ontario. A third generation insurance professional, with over a decade of insurance industry experience, Selena’s focus is to oversee the client experience in its entirety – from Quotes to Claims. Selena Fredericks holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) in Communications and Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University, along with a Canadian Securities Certification (CSC) and a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker Certification (CAIB). In her spare time, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of MGA’s (CAMGA), as well as a prominent independent school for girls in Ontario.

GARY HIRST

President & Chief Executive Officer
CHES Special Risk

Gary’s insurance career began in the early 1980’s, at Lloyd’s Broker as a ‘scratch boy’ running policy endorsements into the market. He later became a director, participating in the management buy-out and floatation of the Lloyd’s Broker onto the London Stock Exchange. In 1998 he co-founded a small boutique Lloyd’s Broker later expanding into North America and the eventual sale in 2012. He now is president and CEO of the award winning CHES Special Risk. Gary is a founding member and current President of CAMGA.

GRANT D. KIMBALL, CIP

Grant started work at Angus-Miller in 1978 and has held almost every position within the company until becoming President in 2001. He is actively engaged in the profession and community including The Insurance Institute of Canada, The Insurance Bureau of Canada, Rothesay Kings Rotary Club, The Town Of Quispamsis Planning Advisory Committee and most recently as Chair of the Greater Saint John Chamber of Commerce.

Marc Lipman

President
Lloyds Canada

Marc Lipman is the President of Lloyds Canada. He was appointed to this role in 2020 after having been at AIG since 2006 in the roles of VP, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief operating officer. Prior to that he Scotiabank in international banking, mergers and acquisition and project finance law.

MICHAEL LOUGH, FCIP, CRM

Vice President, Specialty Programs & Associations
Frank Cowan Company

Michael’s insurance career began in the early 1990’s. His focus is to develop relationships with specialized brokers across Canada and create new opportunities with specialty organizations and targeted associations. Michael and his team of experts specialize in creating new and unique solutions for brokers and clients by providing the best risk solutions available enabling Frank Cowan Company to be an innovator and pioneer in the insurance industry.

PAUL MCCAGUE

Since 1978, Paul has an extensive property, casualty, and special risks practice acting primarily for the insurance industry. He has a reputation for achieving results on complex national and international matters with substantial quantum at risk. Paul works with large corporations on their self-insured retention programs, and coverage disputes, including excess, umbrella, and reinsurance issues. His practice involves litigation and trial advocacy, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution and he frequently acts for clients on coroner’s inquests and at hearings involving regulatory and enforcement proceedings. Paul also has had considerable success pursuing major subrogated claims, and he is a pioneer in the defence of class action law suits in the Province of Ontario. Lexpert, a Canadian legal publication and directory, lists Paul as a repeatedly recommended Commercial Insurance Litigation lawyer and in 2012, Paul was added to the Best Lawyers listing in the area of Personal Injury Litigation.

LARRY SHUMKA, FCIP

Executive Chairman
SCM Insurance Services

Beginning his career as an adjuster 44 years ago, Larry hasgrown SCM Insurance from a single branch in Edmonton, Alberta in 1986, into a national group of companies with seven business units and more than 120 branches coast-to-coast.A member of Canada’s insurance services industry for over 40 years, and served as Past President of the Alberta Association of Insurance Adjusters and the Insurance Institute of Canada, and Board Member of the Ontario Insurance Brokers Association. What gets Larry excited today is a business he created five years ago in the data and predictive analytics sector. The ability to enhance clients’ data sets while at the same time making SCM’s other six companies smarter has unlimited possibilities. As Executive Chairman, he continues to oversee the development, growth, and success of SCM Insurance Services, a company that has quickly become a leader in the industry across Canada with aspirations of future growth in the UK and US.

STEVE MASNYK

Managing Director
CAMGA

Steve has been a government and public affairs professional for more than 20 years. He has worked for a large Canadian bank, a foreign government, several government elected representatives. He worked for 12 years at the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada and started his own government relations firm SkyBridge Strategies, which represents segments of the insurance industry with governments. He was appointed Managing Director of CAMGA in October 2020

REGULATORY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Michael Bennett
Randy Carroll
Michael Lough
Stephen Stewart