ONTARIO, CANADA, Sep. 12, 2018 – The Verriez Group, an Ontario, Canada based executive search firm, has placed Amy Butler as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Farm Mutual Re, Canada’s first completely Canadian-owned reinsurance company. Located in Cambridge, Ontario, Farm Mutual Re was formed in 1959 by Mutual Insurance Companies from across Ontario, who provide their Members with Farm, Personal and Commercial insurance products, advancing the mutual community by creating a scale for capital, insurance capacity, capability, and cost, that individual companies cannot efficiently and eﬀectively achieve on their own. Brent Verriez and Paul Verriez led the search.
Ms. Butler, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who has more than 15 years experience with Ernst and Young, is noted for her extensive audit, accounting and advisory experience in the financial services and insurance industries. In addition to her roles as EY’s National Technical Accounting Leader for Property and Casualty insurance accounting under IFRS 17, Amy was also a representative of EY for the working group where auditors and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) meet to discuss accounting, auditing, and regulatory issues and solutions arising from the introduction IFRS 17. Her skillsets and industry experience will allow her to help Farm Mutual continue to navigate through the technical challenges of IFRS 17 while also having a focus on providing strategic leadership to both Farm Mutual and its mutual community.
“We engaged The Verriez Group to conduct a CFO search on our behalf, to identify and assist us in the placement of a qualified CFO where, in addition to technical capabilities, fit is an absolutely critical factor,” said Steve Smith, President and CEO of Farm Mutual Re. “Paul and Brent identified four very suitable candidates and we are we were able to select and hire the ideal candidate for our operation. We were completely satisf ied with the entire process and the end result was that we were able to find the exact person we were looking for!”
Verriez is a boutique executive search firm in Toronto and London, Ontario providing human capital services specializing in CFOs and other Senior Financial Officers since 1985.
Chief Financial Officers continue to be in high demand, and a shortage of great talent shows no sign of slowing down.