Board of directors /
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
KENT PITKIN – CAMGA PRESIDENT
Kent joined the insurance industry in 2005 starting off as a summer student and working his way through the insurance industry, with a focus on learning and development through experience. Currently the Vice President of APRIL Canada Inc. with a wide range of experience in underwriting, sales and business development, systems development, development of market relationships and product development in relation to Primary Insurance, Reinsurance, and MGA markets. These experiences will be an asset to assisting in promoting, enhancing, and bolstering the MGA community through education and action.
MICHAEL LOUGH, FCIP, CRM – CAMGA Chair
Vice President of Community Services
Intact Public Entities
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 Intact Public Entities to be an innovator and pioneer in the insurance industry.
President & COO
After graduating with a Bsc first class honours in Mathematical Studies, Mo was brave enough to select insurance to be her chosen career path. Kicking off in 1989 as a graduate management trainee with the Royal Insurance in London, UK. Today holding over 33 years of Underwriting / Industry experience (North America & UK) in all lines of Insurance – Property, Casualty and Specialty, with leading Insurance Carrier’s and MGA’s. Execution orientated and a confident compelling communicator currently serving as the President & COO, PREMIER, overseeing the execution of the company strategy and profitability management. With an established foundation in Product/Business Development, Marketing, Claims, Operations, Accounting and knowledge of both Canadian/Lloyds UK Regulatory Compliance, Mo hopes to provide some valuable insights to assist this ever evolving MGA community.
Modern Specialty Insurance Ltd.
With over 35 years in the Property/Casualty insurance business, my career started as an underwriter and I grew gradually into a variety of roles where my responsibilities became broader while working for major insurers . My experiences in management include leading regional operations with major insurers over 8 years as a managing executive with two different insurance brokers in the GTA and more recently, general manager of an MGA that specialized in energy before being named President of Modern Specialty Insurance . I bring that variety of functional experiences, learning to lead people and developing working relationships, covering almost all aspects of an insurance to my current position. I am very excited and motivated to moving Modern Specialty Insurance forward as the leading MGA in Canada.
Director, Carrier Relations
Specialty Program Group Canada
Denise began her insurance career in 2006 as a personal lines underwriter, then moving into business development. Throughout the years, she has cultivated her marketing and business operations acumen having worked progressively senior positions in Business Development for domestic insurers. Today she is part of the executive management team at Specialty Program Group Canada (SPGC) as Director, Carrier Relations where she leads day to day oversight on carrier and capacity management supporting 3 SPGC MGA brands: Cansure, Beacon, and i3 Underwriting. Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities, she has also contributed her personal time on the board of directors of the WICC BC Chapter for 4 years as Communications Chair, as well as Vice Chair on the revived YIPBC board in its inaugural year in 2019. Denise has also been previously recognized by the Insurance Brokers Association of BC as a recipient of the Rising Star award in 2019.
President and Owner
Angus Miller Ltd.
Along with holding many volunteer positions within the insurance industry Grant also has many interests outside the industry including Rotary International and Saint John Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Angus Miller Ltd is a full service MGA operating in the 4 Atlantic Provinces where they specialize in providing underwriting solutions for the retail brokers as well as offering superior customer service.
Vice President, Underwriting Operations
InsureLine Solutions Inc.
Michael is Vice President, Underwriting Operations with InsureLine Solutions Inc. A near 30-year veteran of the P&C industry in British Columbia, Michael has held leadership and executive roles with multi-national brokerages and national MGA’s. With experience in all general insurance lines, Michael has specialized experience in the automotive, transportation, and marine sectors. Michael served for several years on the Insurance Council of BC and has chaired the Salute Insurance Person of the Year Committee. He is a graduate of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Michael is passionate about the insurance industry and the MGA sector in particular and looks forward to working with the board and the association to grow CAMGA.
Chief Commercial Officer
Special Risk Insurance Managers
President and CEO
Stewart Specialty Risk Underwriting Ltd.
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:
Governance & Nominating Committee:
Marketing & Communications Committee