The Councils & Directories

The Councils

The AIC provides investigative and administrative services to all the Alberta insurance councils in addition to administrative services to the Continuing Education Accreditation Committee.

The councils, formed under the Insurance Act, derive their authority from delegations from the Minister of the Alberta Treasury Board and Finance. They include:

• Insurance Adjusters Council
• General Insurance Council
• Life Insurance Council

The Insurance Council’s derive their authority through delegations from the Minister of Finance and Enterprise, copies of those delegations can be viewed at the links below.

Delegations to the Insurance Councils

Alberta Insurance Council

Alberta Insurance Council April 1, 2013 (publications)

Insurance Adjusters’ Council
General Insurance Council
Life Insurance Council
Examiner Delegation CEO

Alberta Insurance Council

Name Position Representing
Michael Howden Chair Public
Michael Bibby Member Life Insurance Council
Amanda Sawatzky Member General Insurance Council
Hilary Rose Member Public
David Hicks Member Insurance Adjusters Council

Insurance Adjusters Council

Name Position Representing
David Hicks Chair General Insurers
R.V. (Bob) Pearson Vice-Chair Adjusters
Barry Bittner Secretary Adjusters
Lisa Evren Member Public

General Insurance Council

Name Position Representing
Amanda Sawatzky Chair Direct Writers
Janice Sabourin Vice-Chair Direct Writers
Tisha Doyle Secretary Insurance Brokers
Charlotte Fizer Member General Insurance
Robert Bhatia Member Public
Elizabeth Hak Member Public
Ross Bucsis Member Insurance Brokers
Helene Wood Member Insurance Brokers

Life Insurance Council

Name Position Representing
Michael Bibby Chair Life Agents
Dr. Wilma Slenders Vice Chair Public
Tammy Couillard Secretary Life Companies
Andy Freeman Member Life Companies
Miles C. Weatherall Member Public
Gregg Strynadka Member Life Agents
Name Position
Gwen Harris Public Chair
Hamish Henderson Public Chair
Trena Grimoldby Public Chair
Vacant Adjuster
Kevin Hengstler Adjuster
Phedra Milne Adjuster
Nancy Toso Adjuster
Berk Bilgen General
Chris Milller General
Lareese Graf General
Vacant General
David Brittain Life
Jason Zdyb Life
Trevor Johnston Life
Dean Hunt Life
Name Position
Joanne Abram Chief Executive Officer – Edmonton
Carolyn Janz Chief Financial Officer – Edmonton
Sylvia Boyetchko Director of Licensing – Edmonton
Brent Rathgeber Director of Policy and Government Relations – Edmonton
Heath Young Director of Information Technology and Business Services – Calgary
Zabeda Yaqoob Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs – Calgary
Sharan Dhalla Director of Compliance – Calgary