Sharon entered the life and health insurance industry in 1980 and began her underwriting career in 1984. She has managed underwriting, issue and claims departments at a number of direct and reinsurance companies, working in both the Canadian and U.S. marketplace. In April 2008 she came back to work in the Canadian marketplace as Chief Underwriter for Sun Life Financial Canada. In 2014 she took on additional responsibility for claims risk management. Over the last 20 years Sharon has played a leadership role in industry affairs on both sides of the border having served as: President, Metropolitan Toronto Underwriting Club, Chairperson, Canadian Institute of Underwriters, President, Association of Home Office Underwriters, Canadian Coordinator, Life Underwriting Education Committee, LOMA text reviewer, and Member of the MIB Risk Advisory Board Sharon is currently: Chair of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) Committee on Underwriting Issues and a member of the Society of Actuaries, Underwriting and Mortality Survey Committee and chair of the Sub-Committee that is researching Improvements to the New Business Process.
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