Derek Lothian - Portfolio Management Association of Canada

Derek Lothian
President & CEO, Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan


Derek Lothian is a nationally recognized business advocate, strategist, and public affairs executive, with 14 years’ senior leadership experience guiding organizations through complex change. He currently serves as president and CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan, and as a director on the boards of Innovation Saskatchewan as well as the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. He is also tapped regularly as an advisor to private, publicly traded, and not-for-profit entities spanning advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defence, agriculture, bio-sciences, and construction.

Derek previously held posts as vice president and national director of communications for Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters — the country’s largest trade and industry association; as co-founder and editor of Prairie Manufacturer Magazine; and, as founding chair of the Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellence. His contributions to the manufacturing sector have been recognized with several awards and distinctions, including being named to CBC’s Future 40, PR in Canada’s Top 30 Under 30, and as a Premier’s Award nominee in Ontario.

Derek holds a diploma in public relations from Ottawa’s Algonquin College, and is in the process of obtaining his ICD.D designation in corporate governance through the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.

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