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News Release

Release Date: 05/31/2016
Staff Reference: Wendy Hope


The members of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) have elected Dean Connor, President and CEO, Sun Life Financial Inc. as Chair.

Having joined Sun Life in 2006 and progressing through increasingly senior positions with both domestic and international responsibilities, Mr. Connor was appointed President and CEO on December 1, 2011. He is also a member of the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Connor is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey School of Business at Western University. Mr. Connor currently serves on the Ivey Advisory Board, and as a Trustee for the University Health Network in Toronto.

The CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member companies account for 99 per cent of Canada's life and health insurance business. The industry provides a wide range of financial security products such as life insurance, annuities, pensions and supplementary health insurance to 28 million Canadians. It also holds $720 billion of assets in Canada and employs 155,000 Canadians.