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Lea Algar

Lea Algar has had a distinguished career in the insurance industry. She was appointed the first Ontario Insurance Ombudsman. She also served as chair of the General Insurance OmbudService (GIO) board of directors.


Lea worked as a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) with the Insurance Institute of Canada, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, and the Ontario Insurance Commission – which later became part of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She also served as a director on the board of the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation.


A former partner with the Truman &
Snively Insurance Agency and a professor of the Insurance Administration Program at Mohawk College, Lea is an independent director and brings a wealth of expertise in governance, consumer affairs, and knowledge of the insurance industry to her board service with OLHI.