President and Chief Executive Officer
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Future leaders' breakfast and Round Table: The role of cooperatives and mutuals in the global economy – from theory to practice
"I am participating in the International Summit of Cooperatives because…"
It is a once in a lifetime opportunity, given this very special year, to bring best practices back to my co-operative to ensure a healthy and dynamic future for the co-operative form of business.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Kathy Bardswick is participating in the International Summit of Cooperatives because…“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity, given this very special year, to bring best practices back to my co-operative to ensure a healthy and dynamic future for the co-operative form of business”. As a member of th... >>
Ms. Bardswick began her career with The Co-operators in 1978. Prior to her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Co-operators Group on March 1, 2002, she served as Chief Operating Officer of The Sovereign General and L’UNION CANADIENNE. From 1998 to 2002, she was in charge of operations for these companies and their subsidiaries under the umbrella of The Co-operators Group Limited.
A graduate of McMaster University’s MBA program, Kathy also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Manitoba. Kathy is Chairperson of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. Equally active in the co-operative sector, Kathy served as Chair of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation. She is currently a member of the ICMIF Executive. She is also a board member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA).
Kathy is a board member of Addenda Capital Inc. She is also a member of the executive committee of The Conference Board of Canada and serves as Vice-Chair of the University of Guelph’s Board of Governors.
About The Co-operators
The Co-operators is a 100% Canadian-owned company with 65 years of history as a co-operative. It is a leading insurance and financial services organization with more than $42.4 billion in assets under administration.
Within its 3 core areas of operation of Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance, Life insurance, and institutional investments, The Co-operators employs over 5,000 staff members and relies on a coast-to-coast network of exclusive agents with over 600 retail outlets, 4 contact centres, and 1 call centre with an extensive national broker network. It also serves approximately 327 credit unions with more than 5 million members.
Property & Casualty Insurance
- Insures over 810,000 homes and 1.2 million vehicles
- Provides coverage to more than 40,000 farms and 125,000 businesses
- Protects over 643,000 lives
- Insures more than 255,000 employees through Group benefit plans
- Provides travel insurance to more than 1,050,000 Canadians and visitors to Canada
- Offers a wide range of Wealth Management products
- Provides Creditor insurance to 1 million Canadians
- Provides institutional investment and asset management services.
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