The Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) is currently soliciting expressions of interest to join its board of directors.
This is a truly unique and rewarding opportunity to shape the future of both IBAS and the insurance industry. Directors often find board service to be an invaluable part of their professional development, as well an engaging forum to give back, grow their networks, and make a meaningful difference within the brokerage community.
Please read below for full details. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Friday, September 2.
Here's a bit about what it entails:
The 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. And, 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 generally two years in length, to a maximum of six consecutive years, although exceptions to both may be made from time to time.
The board strives to hold quarterly in-person meetings in March, June, September, and December (schedule is subject to change). Additional Zoom-based meetings may be periodically required. The IBAS AGM is held each October in conjunction with the IBAS Convention.
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), on the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada board of directors, and/or on various provincial and national committees.
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.
Who should consider this opportunity:
- Any brokerage principal — or senior brokerage executive who has the support of their brokerage principal(s) — from within IBAS’s membership is encouraged to express interest.
- If shortlisted, individuals who are not principals will be asked to provide a letter from the brokerage principal(s) affirming the candidate has the authority to represent and make decisions on the brokerage’s behalf in all IBAS-related matters.
- The IBAS board strongly believes in diversity and inclusion. This involves proactively encouraging a balance of gender, age, rural versus urban representation, size of brokerage, perspectives, education, skill set, and experience.
If you have questions or require more information, feel free to contact IBAS Board Chair Dave Pettigrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.