10 November 2022
The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) has elected Susan Neely as its new president, and made new appointments to its executive committee, during its general assembly.
Neely, who is president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, takes over from Don Forgeron, president and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Tim Grafton, chief executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, will take over Neely’s previous role as vice-president. In addition, Norma Alicia Rosas, director general of Associaciòn Mexicana de Instituciones de Seguros, which is a member of Federaciòn Interamericana de Empresas de Seguros, takes over from Grafton as membership executive. All positions are for two years.
Neely commented: “I am honoured to be elected president of GFIA and look forward to building upon Don Forgeron’s success in leading the organisation for the past two years. Don and other leaders have significantly enhanced GFIA’s mission to present a unified voice on global insurance issues. We will leverage this momentum in 2023 with a study exploring protection gaps and develop policy recommendations based on its findings.
“Insurers make important contributions to societies and economies around the world through the protection they provide and the investments they make. Together through GFIA, we will advance solutions to the risk protection challenges countries face and work with global policymakers and standard setters who seek ways to help their people thrive.”