Canada’s Top Industry Honour CelebratesHigher-Education Risk Management Maverick
Deborah Moor Presented With the 2017 Fred H. Bossons Award
Toronto (September 25, 2017) — At the 2017 RIMS Canada Conference, RIMS Ontario Chapter presented the Donald M. Stuart Award to Tony Lackey, Director, Risk and Insurance Services for Carleton University in Ottawa. Widely recognized as Canada’s highest honour within the risk management field, the Donald M. Stuart Award has been bestowed annually since 1979 by the RIMS Ontario Chapter (ORIMS) to celebrate Canadians who have made outstanding contributions in the risk management profession.
“Risk professionals continue to be seen as vital contributors to achieving strategic goals and the key to unlocking great potential for the organization,” said Tina Gardiner, President of RIMS Ontario Chapter. “Individuals like Tony Lackey demonstrate the undeniable value we can deliver. Not only is he an exceptional risk manager, he is selfless and passionate about advancing this profession. It is an honour to present him with the Donald M. Stuart Award.”
Upon joining Carleton University in 2001, Mr. Lackey assumed responsibility for the University’s risk management program that included the development and implementation of its Annual Enterprise Risk Assessment, the management of operational risks, as well as its risk financing and business continuity programs. Additionally, he serves as co-chairman of the University’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
One of the first universities in Canada to implement Enterprise Risk Management practices, Mr. Lackey and his team have been involved in its continuous implementation and improvement. He also developed the University’s Operational Risk Management Manual, an essential tool that enables the University to successfully complete over $240 million in new construction projects, effectively manage reputation risks, while protecting the well-being and safety of more than 26,000 full- and part-time students and 3,000 staff members who partake in academic endeavors around the globe.
“I am truly overwhelmed by being the Donald M. Stuart Award winner this year,” said Mr. Lackey. “Over my career, I have seen risk management evolve, and am very honoured that my efforts in promoting risk management through education and my participation with RIMS has been recognized with such a prestigious award from my peers.”
Mr. Lackey became a member of RIMS in 2001 and immediately volunteered on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Capital Chapter. He has held various Board positions with the chapter including serving as its president from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Lackey maintains a position on the Chapter Board and is credited for forging its strong relationship with Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business to promote and administer CRM programming. Mr. Lackey also served as co-chairman of RIMS Canada Conference Program Committee in 2011.
Mr. Lackey has been a strong supporter of and proponent for insurance and risk management education. After obtaining his Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada (AIIC now CIP), he became an instructor, teaching the CRM course at the Sprott School of Business. He has been a guest lecturer of risk management topics at key industry events including RIMS Canada Conference, Ontario Higher Education Risk Management Symposium, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Bank of Canada and others.
Fred H. Bossons Award
Also presented at the conference was the Fred H. Bossons Award, which each year honours the risk management professional who earns the highest average mark on the three examinations required to attain the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation. This year’s winner is Deborah Moor, Vice President, HIIG Underwriters Agency (Canada) Ltd.
The CRM designation is a widely recognized qualification that provides risk professionals a foundation of knowledge and skills needed to identify, assess, monitor and limit risks. Recognized by RIMS and awarded by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI), the designation demonstrates a level of professional commitment and proficiency.
About RIMS Canada Council
The RIMS Canada Council (RCC) is a standing committee of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS). The RCC addresses the strategic initiatives of RIMS and risk management issues in Canada.