Erika Schurr, FCIA(2008)

James-XuPosition: Director candidate
Province: Ontario
Primary Practice Area: P&C insurance



Position statement

It would be an honour to continue my contribution to the actuarial profession by serving as a Director for the CIA Board. With a steadfast commitment to advancing our profession and a demonstrable record of leadership and dedication, I am poised to effectively serve the Institute and its members.

Having recently completed a three-year term on the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Board of Directors, I leveraged my extensive experience as a Chief Actuary and Senior Executive to influence and execute the strategic vision of the CAS. This experience underscored the importance of an active board of directors that can aptly represent the views of members. Transparency and accountability are very important in governance, and I am dedicated to fostering open communication, soliciting feedback from members and ensuring the Institute operates with the utmost integrity.

With more than 20 years of experience in the actuarial profession, I bring a wealth of knowledge and insights to the table. My active engagement in industry issues has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted impact of actuaries within and beyond the insurance sector. Actuaries should lead discussions on emerging topics such as artificial intelligence, climate, risk mitigation, and inflation, and I am committed to assisting the CIA in building a resilient and forward-thinking professional society.

I strongly believe in volunteerism, demonstrated through my service on various committees such as the CAS Exam 6C Committee, involvement in exam proctoring, and membership in several influential industry committees including the CIA Committee on Property and Casualty Insurance Financial Reporting, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) Natural Catastrophe and Climate Standing Committee, and the Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation Actuarial Advisory Group. Additionally, I have held executive roles in organizations such as the Ontario Conference of Casualty Actuaries, contributed to committees such as the Facility Association Actuarial Committee, and chaired the IBC Canadian Loss Experience Automobile Rating Committee.

Deeply passionate about the actuarial profession, if elected, I will tirelessly work to advance the interests of our members, champion excellence in actuarial practice, and uphold the values and principles of our profession.

Thank you for considering my nomination. I respectfully seek your support and vote in the upcoming election. Together, I believe we can build a stronger, more vibrant future for the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.