Lea Algar has had a distinguished career in the insurance industry and in the ombudservice. She was appointed the first Ontario Insurance Ombudsman. She also served as Chair of the General Insurance OmbudService (GIO) Board of Directors.
Ms. Algar has also been a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP). She worked with the Insurance Institute of Canada, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Ontario Insurance Commission, which became part of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She has also served as a Director on the Board of the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation.
Ms. Algar was also a Partner with the Truman & Snively Insurance Agency and a Professor of the Insurance Administration Program at Mohawk College.
As an Independent Director on the OLHI Board, she brings to the board her significant expertise in governance, consumer affairs, ombudservices, and extensive knowledge of the insurance industry.