David H. Atkins, M.A., F.C.A. | Chairman
Mr. Atkins presently serves as Chairman of CIGNA Life Insurance Company of Canada and Chairman of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc. He also serves as a Director of Nightingale Informatix Corp., a TSE Venture listed company; Director of Integrated Asset Management Inc., a TSE listed company; and Governor of Actra Fraternal Benefit Society. Mr. Atkins previously served as Chairman of Swiss Reinsurance Group in Canada; Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Swiss Reinsurance Group of America; Director of Kingsway General Insurance and Jevco Insurance, underwriting non-standard automobile insurance; Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Pareto Corporation, a TSE listed company; Director of Pethealth Inc., a TSE listed company, providing health insurance for companion animals; and Former Executive Committee Member of the International Insurance Society (IIS). A former Executive Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), Mr. Atkins led its Canadian financial institutions and international insurance practices, and acted as an advisor to the insurance industry on financial reporting and mergers and acquisitions. A former Senior Advisor at Lang Michener LLP (now McMillan LLP), he provided advice regarding insurance and regulatory matters including financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Atkins is also considered an Expert Witness on insurance accounting. Mr. Atkins graduated with an MA (Law) from Oxford University.
Philip H. Cook, M.B.A., F.C.I.P. | Chief Executive Officer
Serving as Omega’s Chief Executive Officer since 2004, Mr. Phil Cook entered the Insurance Industry in 1962 and has worked in a variety of capacities with companies in England, Canada and the United States. From a background in Claims and Claims Management he moved to Administration, Operation and General Management. Before establishing Focus Group Inc. in 1986, he was the Chief Executive Officer for a major insurer. His qualifications and his extensive practical experience make him uniquely qualified to consult, advise and handle all aspects of insurance management. His specialties include claims management, strategic planning, risk management, feasibility studies, internal operations, IBNR calculations, audits and all areas of general management. He is presently Chief Agent for four insurers/reinsurers operating in the Canadian marketplace.
J. Wesley Carter, C.A. | Director
Wesley Carter is presently CEO of Laurier Insurance Company in charge of all operations. His previous positions include Executive Vice President and COO of all operations worldwide of an international Nursing Home and Assisted Living group. During this tenure he took on the responsibility of President and CEO and was based in the U.S.A. Over the span of 13 years, he managed a very successful program providing a broad range of insurance coverage for nursing homes in Ontario, Canada with a significant brokerage operation. This operation grew from a staff of five to a staff of 90, with premiums over $45 Million. His career in healthcare spans over a period of 31 years.
Donald R. Georgevitch | Director
Presently President of D-Tek Adjusters Corporation Inc., Don Georgevitch entered the insurance industry in 1967, becoming an independent adjuster in 1975. His area of expertise lies in the adjustment of Commercial Casualty, Environmental Liability and Product Liability losses. He also manages large accounts on behalf of Construction and Property Management business. In his capacity as control adjuster for several large constructions companies, or on specific assignment he has handled a wide variety of environmental claims.
Wayne Kauth | Director
Mr. Kauth is a consultant on various insurance matters and served 13 years on the board of Kemper Corporation, a NYSE listed property and casualty and life and health insurer with approximately $2.5 billion in annual premiums. He is also a director Resource Re Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Till Capital. Previously, he was a partner with Ernst & Young (“E&Y”) where he practiced for 34 years and was the National Director of E&Y’s insurance practice in the U.S. He is currently an Accreditation Review Team Member for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) and has previously served on a variety of insurance industry committees and task forces for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois Society of CPAs, and the NAIC. Mr. Kauth is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter, a Certified Life Underwriter, and a Fellow in the Life Management Institute. He holds both a BA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin
Brian Lupien | Director
Mr. Lupien, 45, has been serving as Till’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2016. From April 2014 to March 2016, Mr. Lupien served as Treasurer of Till. From 2000 to April 2014, Mr. Lupien managed a private investment fund. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Lupien has experience in accounting and reporting responsibilities for a private investment fund and has worked as an audit manager for a variety of clients across multiple industries. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, Mr. Lupien earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 majoring in Managerial Economics and gained his Certified Public Accountant designation in 2000. Brian Lupien is the son-in-law of Till’s Chief Investment Officer and director, William Lupien.
Frank Palmay, P.Eng., B.A.Sc. (Engineering Science); M.Phil. (Biomedical); J.D. | Director
Frank Palmay is a partner in McMillan LLP’s Toronto office. His practice consists of general corporate and commercial law with particular emphasis on insurance matters, health, technology and mining exploration. In the insurance area, he has advised on insurance and reinsurance company acquisitions, domestications and reorganizations; policy drafting and review and regulatory approvals; direct marketing and strategic planning.
Edward A. Richards, F.I.I.C., C.I.P. | Director
Edward Richards’ insurance career commenced in England in 1957, where he worked for two Lloyds of London Insurance Brokers. He moved to Canada in 1964 holding various management positions in both claims and underwriting. While in his position as Vice President and then Executive Vice President with a large Canadian insurer, managed complex and specialty risk Property and Casualty accounts. He also was General Manager and Chief Agent in Canada for a foreign branch. He has also been an insurance consultant to the Ontario Government on a number of projects including Risk Management.
Patricia M. Tilton | Director
Ms. Tilton currently works as an independent consultant. Ms. Tilton is a Certified Public Accountant with strong professional experience in the financial industry, particularly in the insurance, mutual fund, and asset management industries. In addition to her financial expertise, she also has a strong background in operational, risk, regulatory, and governance matters. Ms. Tilton is a retired KPMG LLP Partner with over 30 years of experience in public accounting, including auditing, consulting, and forensics. Ms. Tilton retired in 2009 as a Forensics Partner and served as a Retired Partner Consultant from 2009 until 2011. Ms. Tilton currently works as an Accreditation Team Member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Ms. Tilton also serves on the Boards of Directors of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc. and Resource Re Ltd., wholly owned subsidiaries of Till, Silver Predator Corp., a junior mining exploration company and controlled publicly-held subsidiary of Till, and Thrivent Federal Credit Union. Previously Ms. Tilton was a director of Coffee House Press, Inc. a non-profit publishing company. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Siena College. Ms. Tilton brings to the board of directors in-depth knowledge of the insurance and other financial services industries, extensive knowledge of financial statement presentation and financial reporting and analysis, governance, risk, strategy, and operational matters.