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Anthony Garcia

Anthony M. (Tony) Garcia

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tony Garcia was appointed President and CEO of Foresters Financial™ in May 2014. Tony has more than 26 years of experience in the North American life and annuity industry, most recently as President of Western...

 

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Andrew Adie

Andrew Adie

Enterprise Chief Risk Officer

Andrew Adie joined Foresters Financial™ in April 2013 as Head of Risk as part of the acquisition of The Children’s Mutual. He became the Chief Risk Officer for UK operations in 2014 and was appointed Enterprise Chief Risk Officer for the Forester Financial Group in February 2016.

 

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Euan Allison

Euan Allison

Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom

Euan Allison joined Foresters Financial™ in May 1994 and was appointed CEO, United Kingdom in February 2008. In this role, Euan leads a team of over 160 Field Staff and more than 130 Head Office staff, serving over...

 

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Bill Lipkus

Bill Lipkus CPA, FLMI

President and CEO, Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc.

Bill Lipkus was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Foresters Financial™, in October 2012. In this role, he provides leadership and oversight of several business units...

 

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Cheryl Neal

Cheryl Neal

Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer

Cheryl Neal is the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer leading global marketing, branding, innovation and technology to build best-in-class capabilities and execute on our organization’s strategic initiatives....

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Suanne Nielsen

Suanne Nielsen CHRP, FLMI, FIC, HRCCC

Chief Talent Officer and Corporate Secretary

With nearly 20 years of experience at Foresters Financial™, Suanne Nielsen currently serves in the role of Chief Talent Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, Suanne oversees Human Resources and Talent policies and...

 

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Knut Olsen

Knut Olson

President, North American Life Insurance and Annuity

Knut has full accountability for the North America Life Insurance and Annuity team. In this role, he leads Foresters U.S. and Canadian Distribution, Insurance Operations and Product Development and Management to create long-term value for employees, customers and sales partners...


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Paul Reaburn

Paul Reaburn FSA, FCIA, MAAA

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Paul Reaburn became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Foresters Financial™ in August 2014 where he oversees International Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Information Technology and Architecture...

 

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Clark Wagner

Clark Wagner

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and Director of Fixed Income

Clark Wagner was appointed Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Foresters Financial™ in February 2016. Clark leads the Foresters Financial fixed income team and is responsible for approximately $9 billion in mutual fund and insurance general account assets. 

 

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Rene Zanin

René Zanin BA, LL.B

Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

René Zanin was appointed Chief Legal Officer of Foresters Financial™ in February 2015. In this role, he provides strategic legal advice and services on an enterprise-wide basis including all aspects of insurance law, litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate commercial and employment law. 

 

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At Foresters, strong corporate governance helps us protect our members and the funds they invest with our organization. Our Board of Directors - elected every four years – is responsible for the business and fraternal affairs of Foresters. The Board oversees the strategic direction and management of our organization, and ensures that processes are in place to ensure the integrity and transparency of our financial reporting and that we conduct our affairs in compliance with laws and regulations. Our current Board of Directors was elected in 2013.

Richard Freeborough

Richard M. (Dick) Freeborough, FCA

Chairman of the Board, Canada

Dick is a corporate director and financial consultant. In 2004, he retired from KPMG LLP, after a 39-year career in which he focused on providing services to the insurance industry. He has served on the advisory committee...

 

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Brian Isabelle

Brian A. Isabelle

Fraternal Committee (Chair), International Fraternal President, Canada

Brian has had a successful 25-year career at James Western Star Sterling, a leader in the trucking industry, where he oversees all sales transactions. His association with Foresters FinancialTM began in 1969 and he has held various...

 

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Sonia Baxendale

Sonia A. Baxendale

Fraternal Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee, Risk and Investment Committee, Canada

Sonia Baxendale was most recently the President, CIBC Retail Markets. She led the Retail and Wealth Management businesses from 2005 to 2011.  From 1992 to 2011 Sonia played a key...

 

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James Bowden

James M. (Jim) Bowden

Audit and Compliance Committee, Fraternal Committee, United States

Jim Bowden started his 40-year working career in 1967 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration. After 15 years with the Internal Revenue Service as an agent excise tax specialist...

 

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Anthony Garcia

Anthony M. (Tony) Garcia

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada

Tony Garcia was appointed President and CEO of Foresters Financial™ in May 2014. Tony has more than 26 years of experience in the North American life and annuity industry, most recently as President of Western and Southern Agency Group, part of a ...

 

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Robert Lamoureux

Robert E. (Bob) Lamoureux

Audit and Compliance Committee, Risk and Investment Committee, Canada

During his 35-year career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Bob served as auditor for a wide range of private and public companies and developed a keen interest in corporate governance. He has served as Chairman...

 

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Frank Lochan

Frank N.C. Lochan

Fraternal Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee, Risk and Investment Committee, Canada

Frank has over 25 years experience in the life and property and casualty industries at the investor level. He had a 30-year career with Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (formerly Brascan Limited), holding a variety of executive positions...

 

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Martha Marcon

Martha E. Marcon

Audit and Compliance Committee, Fraternal Committee, United States

Martha was a partner in the Los Angeles office of KPMG until her retirement in 2006 after 31 years of service. She spent over eight years with the firm's top technical resource partner on accounting and financial reporting...

 

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Laraine Morris

Laraine J. Morris

Audit and Compliance Committee, Fraternal Committee, United States

Laraine worked in health care for over 20 years at Saint Luke's South Hospital, where she was Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO until retiring in 2008. Her association with Foresters Financial™ began in 1974... 

 

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David Morrison

David E. (Dave) Morrison

Audit and Compliance Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee, Canada

Dave spent his 36-year business career as an actuary in the life insurance industry, retiring from Great-West Life and London Life in 2001, after holding a variety of management positions, including Senior Vice President...

 

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David Saunders

David R. (Dave) Saunders

Fraternal Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee, United Kingdom

Dave joined Foresters Financial™ in 1973 and has held various positions at Branch and Regional level including Regional Council President. He also served as U.K. Director for Foresters Health and Trustee of Foresters Health...

 

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John Scott

John B. Scott

Human Capital and Governance Committee, Risk and Investment Committee, United States

John spent 33 years at Zurich Kemper Life Insurance Companies in a number of roles, including 13 years as CEO and Chair, before retiring in 2000. He brings substantial board experience to Foresters Financial™, and currently...

 

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Michael Stramaglia

Michael P. Stramaglia

Audit and Compliance Committee, Risk and Investment Committee, Canada

Michael is a professional corporate director and President/Owner of Matrisc Advisory Group Inc., a risk management consulting company. He previously served as an Executive Vice President for Sun Life Financial from 2002-2012...

 

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Christopher Stranahan

Chris J. (Chris) Stranahan

Fraternal Committee, Risk and Investment Committee, International Fraternal Vice President, United States

Christopher spent 37 years in a variety of roles at Nestle U.S., before becoming the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited. His association with Foresters Financial™ began in 1985 and he has held various Branch and Regional Council...

 

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Wendy Watson

Wendy A. Watson

Audit and Compliance Committee, Fraternal Committee, Human Capital and Governance Committee, United States

Wendy has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, retiring in 2009 from State Street as Executive Vice President, Global Services where she led the company’s initiative to advance all aspects of cost...

 

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Euan Allison

Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom

Euan Allison joined Foresters Financial™ in May 1994 and was appointed CEO, United Kingdom in February 2008. In this role, Euan leads a team of 160 Field Staff and 130 Head Office staff, serving over...

 

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Karina Lo Dico

Chief Actuarial Officer, United Kingdom

Karina Lo Dico is the Chief Actuarial Officer at Foresters UK, leading a team of c.15 actuaries and trainees. She has previously worked at Prudential UK, holding a number of senior roles in With Profits, Special Projects and Commercial teams...

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Latinka Pilipovic

Chief Finance Officer, United Kingdom

Latinka joined Foresters in May 2015 and has over 18 years' experience in the Insurance industry. Prior to joining Foresters she was Divisional Finance Director in Legal and General where she initially joined ...

 

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Lynzi Dowling

Chief Operating Officer, United Kingdom

Lynzi joined the company in 1987 and has held posts of Model Office Manager and New Business Manager before becoming Head of Customer Services in 2006, Head of Operations in 2013 and Chief Operating Officer in 2014. 

 

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Jason Rose

Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary, United Kingdom

Jason joined Foresters in January 1990 becoming Group Compliance Officer in March 2004. He was appointed Head of Governance in 2006, whilst also taking on additional responsibilities for both risk and marketing up until 2013 ...

 

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Andy Colvin

Chief Information Officer, United Kingdom

Andy first worked with Foresters in January 2013 as an external consultant leading the programme to integrate The Children's Mutual business into Forester Life.

 

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Euan Allison

Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom

Euan Allison joined Foresters Financial™ in May 1994 and was appointed CEO, United Kingdom in February 2008. In this role, Euan leads a team of 160 Field Staff and 130 Head Office staff, serving over...

 

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Mike Christophers

Non-Executive Director, United Kingdom
Mike has been a Non-Executive Director of various companies in the Insurance sector since retiring from KPMG in 1997. 

At KPMG he led the development of a strong Actuarial and Management Consultancy team... Read more

Anthony M. (Tony) Garcia

Non-Executive Director

Tony Garcia was appointed President and CEO of Foresters Financial™ in May 2014. Tony has more than 26 years of experience in the North American life and annuity industry, most recently as President of Western and Southern Agency Group, part of a ...

 

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Richard M. (Dick) Freeborough, FCA

Non-Executive Director

Dick is a corporate director and financial consultant. In 2004, he retired from KPMG LLP, after a 39-year career in which he focused on providing services to the insurance industry. He has served on the advisory committee...

 

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Paul Reaburn FSA, FCIA, MAAA

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Paul Reaburn became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Foresters Financial™ in August 2014 where he oversees International Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Information Technology and Architecture...

 

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Mike Granville

Non-Executive Director, United Kingdom

Mike was the Finance Director and Appointed Actuary of Albany Life for ten years, during which time he set up and was a director of the Isle of Man subsidiary (now Canada Life International), developing products for expatriates ...

 

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John Young

Non-Executive Director, United Kingdom

John Young retired as a Partner in Hogan Lovells, the international law firm, in April 2012 after 33 years with the firm and its predecessors Lovell, White & King, Lovell White Durrant and Lovells.  He originally joined Lovell, White & King, Lovell White Durrant and Lovells...

 

 
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