RSA appoints Sonia Baxendale as a Non-Executive Board Director

RSA Group

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RSA Insurance Group plc (RSA) today announces the appointment of Sonia Baxendale as a Non-Executive Board Director with effect from 1 March 2019. Sonia will also join the Group Audit and Group Investment Committees.

 

Sonia is currently a Non-Executive Director and Member of the Risk Management Committee of Laurentian Bank of Canada and Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Human Resources and Governance Committee and member of the Audit and Finance Committee at Foresters Insurance. She previously served as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee of CI Financial Corp from 2013 to 2018.

Prior to this Sonia held senior positions at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce where she ran the Retail Banking and Wealth Management divisions.

Commenting on the appointment, RSA Chairman, Martin Scicluna, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Sonia to RSA's Board. Sonia is a highly experienced senior banking executive who has served at operating board level for one of the top five banks in Canada and has subsequently built a successful portfolio of non-executive positions in listed and privately held businesses. We are looking forward, in particular, to benefitting from Sonia’s insights into the Canadian financial services market.”

There is no further information to disclose in accordance with LR 9.6.13.

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Sonia Baxendale

Current appointments

2019 – date

Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, President and Chief Executive Officer

2016 – date

Laurentian Bank of Canada, Non-Executive Director and Member of the Risk Management and Audit & Finance Committees

2012 – date

Foresters Insurance, Non-Executive Director, Chair of Human Capital and Governance Committee and member of the Audit and Finance Committee

2007 – date

SickKids Foundation, Vice Chair and Treasurer

Past appointments  

2013 – 2018

CI Financial Corp, Non-Executive Director and Chair of Human Resources & Compensation Committee

 

1992 – 2011 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

2005 – 2011: President & Senior Executive Vice President (Retail Banking and Wealth Management)

1992 – 2005: Held various leadership roles including Senior Executive Vice President, CIBC Wealth Management; Executive Vice President, Asset Management, Card Products and Collections; Executive Vice President, Global Private Banking & Investment Management Services; and Managing Director, CIBC Wood Gundy