Neil-Parkinson

Independent Director

Mr. Parkinson joined the Board in February 2017 and has been Chair of the Audit Committee since June 2017. Mr. Parkinson is a professional accountant and consultant with over 40 years of experience in the insurance and financial services field. He was a partner in KPMG from 1988 until his retirement in 2016, and was national leader of the firm’s Canadian insurance practice from 2004 to 2015. He was deputy chair of KPMG’s global insurance contracts accounting technical committee, chair of the Insurance Auditors Advisory Committee for the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada from 2009 to 2016, and a member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board’s Insurance Accounting Task Force from 2006 to 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, a Fellow of CPA Ontario (FCPA) and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada, Gore Mutual Insurance Company, the University of Guelph and of the Actuarial Profession Oversight Board.