Our Team

Meet our wonderful team.
Team Select


Dapo Labinjo

Finance Manager

Dapo is a CIMA-qualified finance, technology, and strategy professional with over 20 years of expertise across diverse sectors. Proficient in seamlessly transitioning between project and BAU finance leadership roles.

Dapo Labinjo

Finance Manager

Dapo is a CIMA-qualified finance, technology, and strategy professional with over 20 years of expertise across diverse sectors. Proficient in seamlessly transitioning between project and BAU finance leadership roles.

Carmen Powell

Managing Director

Carmen is a passionate leader, with a global track record of developing and delivering gender, sustainability and commercial strategies that accelerate transformation and produce double-digit growth.

Carmen Powell

Managing Director

Carmen is a passionate leader, with a global track record of developing and delivering gender, sustainability and commercial strategies that accelerate transformation and produce double-digit growth.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

barbara.schonhofer@isc-group.co

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Genevieve Stow

Director of Outreach and Sponsorship

Genevieve joined ISC Group in 2019 and has a background in marketing and event production. Genevieve puts together the online programming schedule for the General Membership as well as managing sponsorship and client relations. As she originated from outside the Insurance industry, Genevieve is keen to encourage cross-industry collaboration to effect culture change. Genevieve has a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of Bristol.

Genevieve Stow

Director of Outreach and Sponsorship

genevieve@isc-group.co

Genevieve joined ISC Group in 2019 and has a background in marketing and event production. Genevieve puts together the online programming schedule for the General Membership as well as managing sponsorship and client relations. As she originated from outside the Insurance industry, Genevieve is keen to encourage cross-industry collaboration to effect culture change. Genevieve has a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of Bristol.

Patricia Graham

Executive Director, North America

Patricia is currently the Executive Director of the ISC-Group, North America. Prior to joining the ISC-Group, Patricia held leadership roles at professional development associations and served as Chair and Director of a number councils and boards, expanding their global footprint, member base and their ability to raise funds. For more than 20 years, Patricia held senior corporate leadership positions within the capital markets at global financial institutions. With derivatives risk management experience across all asset classes, she held the role of Corporate Advisor to Fortune 500 companies. As a Managing Director she had global accountability for the growth of financial institutional clients and for relationship management of the firm’s corporate multinational clients. Patricia has been a strong advocate for ED&I throughout her career and is widely known for fostering an inclusive culture. She has served as both mentor and mentee in executive retention initiatives as well as executive coaching programs designed to support the career advancement of women. Patricia has been nationally recognized by Women in Capital Markets as well as the Canadian Board Diversity Council, where she was selected as a Top 50 Board-Ready candidate by CEOs of Canada’s largest corporations. She has extensive volunteer leadership experience supporting national youth organizations, and Canadian performing arts organizations. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and she earned the ICD.D designation after completing the ICD-Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program.

Patricia Graham

Executive Director, North America

patricia@isc-group.co

Patricia is currently the Executive Director of the ISC-Group, North America. Prior to joining the ISC-Group, Patricia held leadership roles at professional development associations and served as Chair and Director of a number councils and boards, expanding their global footprint, member base and their ability to raise funds. For more than 20 years, Patricia held senior corporate leadership positions within the capital markets at global financial institutions. With derivatives risk management experience across all asset classes, she held the role of Corporate Advisor to Fortune 500 companies. As a Managing Director she had global accountability for the growth of financial institutional clients and for relationship management of the firm’s corporate multinational clients. Patricia has been a strong advocate for ED&I throughout her career and is widely known for fostering an inclusive culture. She has served as both mentor and mentee in executive retention initiatives as well as executive coaching programs designed to support the career advancement of women. Patricia has been nationally recognized by Women in Capital Markets as well as the Canadian Board Diversity Council, where she was selected as a Top 50 Board-Ready candidate by CEOs of Canada’s largest corporations. She has extensive volunteer leadership experience supporting national youth organizations, and Canadian performing arts organizations. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and she earned the ICD.D designation after completing the ICD-Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program.

Anthony John

Social Media Coordinator

Anthony manages the creation and scheduling of all social media content for ISC Group globally.

Anthony John

Social Media Coordinator

anthony@isc-group.co

Anthony manages the creation and scheduling of all social media content for ISC Group globally.

Global Advisory Membership Group

Cristiana Báez - Safa

Head Risk Mitigation & Insurance

Cristiana Báez - Safa

Head Risk Mitigation & Insurance

Gavi

Shari Dodsworth

SVP, Ontario, Atlantic & Western Region

Shari Dodsworth

SVP, Ontario, Atlantic & Western Region

Northbridge Insurance

Margaret Resce Milkint

Global Insurance Practise Leader

Margaret Resce Milkint

Global Insurance Practise Leader

Diversified Search Group

Reeva Bakhshi

CFO

Reeva Bakhshi

CFO

Mosaic Insurance

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

barbara.schonhofer@isc-group.co

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Jutta Kath

CEO & Founder of uni-kath llc

Jutta Kath

CEO & Founder of uni-kath llc

Suneeta Padda

Founding Director

Suneeta Padda

Founding Director

Padda Consulting

Jodie Kaufman Davis

Senior Vice President

HW Kaufman Financial Group Senior Vice President and Burns & Wilcox Canada, Managing Director

Jodie Kaufman Davis

Senior Vice President

HW Kaufman

HW Kaufman Financial Group Senior Vice President and Burns & Wilcox Canada, Managing Director

JANE PORTAS

NED, Co-Author Insuring Women's Futures

Following an early career as an auditor and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Jane spent lengthy periods at the UK regulator where her responsibilities included authorising and supervising insurers, implementing European Directives and developing insurance policy.

JANE PORTAS

NED, Co-Author Insuring Women's Futures

Following an early career as an auditor and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Jane spent lengthy periods at the UK regulator where her responsibilities included authorising and supervising insurers, implementing European Directives and developing insurance policy.

Fiona Marry

CEO/CUO

Fiona Marry

CEO/CUO

Hamilton Insurance DAC

Maxine GODDARD

Senior Vice President, Strategic Distribution & Development

Maxine GODDARD

Senior Vice President, Strategic Distribution & Development

Sompo International

Pamela Thomson-Hall

Head of International

Pamela Thomson-Hall

Head of International

Willis Towers Watson


Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

barbara.schonhofer@isc-group.co

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Patricia Graham

Executive Director, North America

Patricia is currently the Executive Director of the ISC-Group, North America. Prior to joining the ISC-Group, Patricia held leadership roles at professional development associations and served as Chair and Director of a number councils and boards, expanding their global footprint, member base and their ability to raise funds. For more than 20 years, Patricia held senior corporate leadership positions within the capital markets at global financial institutions. With derivatives risk management experience across all asset classes, she held the role of Corporate Advisor to Fortune 500 companies. As a Managing Director she had global accountability for the growth of financial institutional clients and for relationship management of the firm’s corporate multinational clients. Patricia has been a strong advocate for ED&I throughout her career and is widely known for fostering an inclusive culture. She has served as both mentor and mentee in executive retention initiatives as well as executive coaching programs designed to support the career advancement of women. Patricia has been nationally recognized by Women in Capital Markets as well as the Canadian Board Diversity Council, where she was selected as a Top 50 Board-Ready candidate by CEOs of Canada’s largest corporations. She has extensive volunteer leadership experience supporting national youth organizations, and Canadian performing arts organizations. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and she earned the ICD.D designation after completing the ICD-Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program.

Patricia Graham

Executive Director, North America

patricia@isc-group.co

Patricia is currently the Executive Director of the ISC-Group, North America. Prior to joining the ISC-Group, Patricia held leadership roles at professional development associations and served as Chair and Director of a number councils and boards, expanding their global footprint, member base and their ability to raise funds. For more than 20 years, Patricia held senior corporate leadership positions within the capital markets at global financial institutions. With derivatives risk management experience across all asset classes, she held the role of Corporate Advisor to Fortune 500 companies. As a Managing Director she had global accountability for the growth of financial institutional clients and for relationship management of the firm’s corporate multinational clients. Patricia has been a strong advocate for ED&I throughout her career and is widely known for fostering an inclusive culture. She has served as both mentor and mentee in executive retention initiatives as well as executive coaching programs designed to support the career advancement of women. Patricia has been nationally recognized by Women in Capital Markets as well as the Canadian Board Diversity Council, where she was selected as a Top 50 Board-Ready candidate by CEOs of Canada’s largest corporations. She has extensive volunteer leadership experience supporting national youth organizations, and Canadian performing arts organizations. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and she earned the ICD.D designation after completing the ICD-Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program.

Emily De Melo

Account Manager, North America

Emily currently holds the role of Account Manager, North America for ISC-Group’s branches in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda. Emily brings expertise to her role from her research at the University of Toronto where she studied the impacts of globalization and earned her degree in Diaspora and Transnational Studies, American Politics and Governance, and Equity & Diversity Studies. Prior to joining the ISC-Group, Emily held roles within the NFP sector and worked onsite in vulnerable communities to reduce food insecurity within her Toronto neighborhood. Emily built the NFP’s website and developed social media platforms for the organization. She also played a key role in communicating the mission and raising the awareness of this local NFP to the broader community. Emily’s work experience combined with her field of academic study is a credit to the ISC-Group’s programming as she shapes the ISC’s events, networks, and spaces that promote the diversity, inclusivity, and advancement of women within the insurance industry.

Emily De Melo

Account Manager, North America

emily@isc-group.co

Emily currently holds the role of Account Manager, North America for ISC-Group’s branches in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda. Emily brings expertise to her role from her research at the University of Toronto where she studied the impacts of globalization and earned her degree in Diaspora and Transnational Studies, American Politics and Governance, and Equity & Diversity Studies. Prior to joining the ISC-Group, Emily held roles within the NFP sector and worked onsite in vulnerable communities to reduce food insecurity within her Toronto neighborhood. Emily built the NFP’s website and developed social media platforms for the organization. She also played a key role in communicating the mission and raising the awareness of this local NFP to the broader community. Emily’s work experience combined with her field of academic study is a credit to the ISC-Group’s programming as she shapes the ISC’s events, networks, and spaces that promote the diversity, inclusivity, and advancement of women within the insurance industry.

Our Canadian Board comprises women of experience and expertise in the world of insurance, who share a passion and dedication to the ISC remit.

Name

Job Title

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Rachael Maclean

SVP Human Resources Leader

Rachael Maclean

SVP Human Resources Leader

Marsh McLennan

Susan Penwarden

Managing Director, Personal Lines

Susan Penwarden

Managing Director, Personal Lines

Aviva Canada

Shari Dodsworth

SVP, Ontario, Atlantic & Western Region

Shari Dodsworth

SVP, Ontario, Atlantic & Western Region

Northbridge Insurance

Kathleen Thomas

Chief Risk Office

Kathleen Thomas

Chief Risk Office

Travelers Canada

Tammy Parris

AVP, Regional Offices and Insurance Operations

Tammy Parris

AVP, Regional Offices and Insurance Operations

HSB Canada

Erin Magilton

Canadian Leader, Corporate Risk & Broking

Erin Magilton

Canadian Leader, Corporate Risk & Broking

WTW

Melanie Wilcox

Executive Vice President, Head of Personal Risk Services

Melanie Wilcox

Executive Vice President, Head of Personal Risk Services

Chubb

Kathy Curran

Vice President - Personal Insurance Business Platforms

Kathy Curran

Vice President - Personal Insurance Business Platforms

Definity

Susan DuHamel

Chief Marketing Officer, Global Risk Solutions

Susan DuHamel

Chief Marketing Officer, Global Risk Solutions

Liberty Mutual

Linda Regner Dykeman

Chief Marketing Officer

Linda Regner Dykeman

Chief Marketing Officer

HUB International

Kristen Dolson

Director of Marketing

Kristen Dolson

Director of Marketing

Applied Systems

Catherine Roe

Senior Vice President

Catherine Roe

Senior Vice President

Aon

Anita Gill

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Anita Gill

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Westland Insurance

Alexandra Spence

Vice President of Distribution

Alexandra Spence

Vice President of Distribution

Trisura

Lorie Phair

President

Lorie Phair

President

Canadian Broker Network

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

Executive Chair Global of ISC Group, Co-Chair GAIN (Group for Autism Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), Board level Career Coach. Barbara’s career in the financial services covers 4 decades equally operating in the industry as a business leader and as a consultant to the insurance sector as an executive search consultant. Passionate about better gender equity and a more inclusive work life environment for everybody in the sector she serves, Barbara has always championed sustainable culture change. A free thinker, enabler and change agent Barbara set out 45 years ago to better understand the complexities of what culture change takes in a sector that is complacent. She experienced it during 18 years in retail financial services as a business thought leader and innovator. In her extensive years operating in executive search for the international insurance markets, Barbara challenged normal practices and spotted the need, over a decade ago, to bring together women leaders in the London Market to network and in so doing over time created an international community of women in insurance. More recently and in direct response to the pandemic, opening the network to aspiring female leaders, and all women operating in the industry. Today, Barbara’s focus is on expanding the influence of ISC-Group as the female business networking platform for women in insurance globally. Barbara’s mantra is to gather community to give each other the fortitude, courage, and insight to influence and realise opportunities as they are presented rather than wait to be invited. Alongside ISC-Group, Barbara offers board level career advancement and transition advice to senior executives. Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers where she co-founder iWIN (Independent Women Insurance Network). Barbara is also a board member of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) as part of the Alzheimer Society.

Barbara Schönhofer MBE

CEO, Founder & Executive Chair

barbara.schonhofer@isc-group.co

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