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Canadian Barbara Haynes, elected to the Board of RIAD

19 April 2016: the members of RIAD, the International Association of Legal Protection Insurers, elected Barbara Haynes as new member to its Board of Directors.

Elected for three years, Barbara Haynes is the founding President and CEO of DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited, which launched in Canada in 2010 and in 2016 has been recognised as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada. Barbara has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry, with a background in underwriting management, sales leadership, marketing and operations both with insurers and brokers. After beginning her career in the UK she moved to Canada where she held a number of varied and exciting positions including VP Special Risks for Sun Alliance Canada, VP of Commercial, CIBC Insurance, and SVP Sales & Distribution for Zurich Canada. She then ran brokerage operations at Canada Brokerlink and BFL.

Barbara has been an active member of the Association for the past 7 years and has brought legal protection insurance to the next level in Canada. As a devoted innovator she helped secure Montreal as destination for RIAD’s global congress on 6 and 7 October 2016. At the 2016 congress, RIAD invites legal protection insurers and all those active and interested in participating in discussions as to how the Sharing Economy, Digitalization and Globalization will impact the legal protection insurance industry and delivery of legal services.

‘I am honoured to be elected to the RIAD Board and I look forward to enhancing the legal protection idea further. Our industry is in the unique position to provide quality legal services and propose real solutions designed to help improve access to law and justice for all. I want to help increase the recognition of legal protection insurance and  its value in facilitating access to justice everywhere,’ says Barbara Haynes, newly elected member of the RIAD Board.

Press Contacts:
Jeff Kless: 001 416 342 5400, jkless@das.ca
Antje Fedderke: 0032 2 732 36 28, antje.fedderke@riad-online.eu

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