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Call for expressions of interest: Join the IBAS board of directors

Posted on June 20, 2024
IBAS is currently soliciting expressions of interest from eligible member brokers to join the IBAS board of directors, beginning on Thursday, October 29, 2024, at the association's Annual General Meeting. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2024.
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The Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) is currently accepting expressions of interest to join the IBAS board of directors.

A nominations committee will recommend a slate of directors to be voted upon at the 2024 IBAS Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 29 (held via Zoom — click here to register). Approved nominees will immediately become directors following the vote.

Please see below for details. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28.

Click here to express your interest

Overview

Becoming an IBAS director is truly a unique and rewarding opportunity to shape both the future of the association and the P&C insurance industry. Directors often find board service to be an invaluable part of their professional development, as well as an engaging forum to give back, grow their networks, and make a meaningful difference within the brokerage community.

Who We're Looking For

  • Any brokerage principal — or senior brokerage leader who has the support of their brokerage principal(s) — from within IBAS’s membership is encouraged to express interest.
  • Candidates should broadly support the mandate of IBAS and be committed to the future success of the association.
  • The IBAS board strives to achieve a balanced mix of representation, considering geography (including urban versus rural), brokerage size and ownership structure, personal background, education, and skill set.

What It Entails

  • IBAS board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the association and provides oversight of the president and CEO.
  • This is a strategic board — not an operational board (‘noses in, fingers out’). As such, the IBAS board provides advice on but does not make decisions in the day-to-day operational management of the association.
  • Board terms are typically two years in length, to a maximum of six consecutive years, although exceptions to both may be made from time to time.
  • The board holds quarterly in-person meetings. These are generally ‘half-day’ meetings.
  • From time to time, board meetings may be paired with other activities, such as dinners with key stakeholders. Additional Zoom-based meetings may also be periodically required.
  • IBAS reimburses directors for expenses that are incurred as the result of board service.
  • Although it is not required, additional opportunities are available for directors to serve in an officer position (chair, vice chair, secretary-treasurer) as well as on other board and external committees. Officers are elected by directors in a special meeting immediately following the AGM.
  • Travel to both Saskatoon and Regina is required. Additional travel within Saskatchewan and Canada may be required, or optional, depending on the director’s role.

Questions

If you have questions about board service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to IBAS Board Chair Sarah Johnston by e-mailng chair@ibas.ca.

Thank you for your continued engagement in and support of IBAS!