René oversees legal, compliance, special investigations and consumer complaint services enterprise-wide including all aspects of insurance law, litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate commercial and employment law. René also oversees all Corporate Secretarial accountabilities connected with Foresters Board of Directors, both at the parent and subsidiary level.
Prior to rejoining Foresters in 2015, René served as General Counsel for Toshiba of Canada Limited and began his legal career at Fasken Martineau, a Toronto-based global law firm.
Committed to community service, René served as a Board member of Adventure Place, a Child and Family Centre that promotes healthy child development and targeted intervention and treatment services for children with special needs and their families in Toronto. In addition, Rene is a certified soccer coach and has coached a local girls soccer team for the last 10 years.
René holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1999.