Seniors Money Canada announced the appointment of its founding board of directors. The company says the board will guide it in its goal to be the country’s preferred provider in conservative and flexible retirement funding.

Dick Freeborough will serve as chairman of the board. Freeborough served as a partner of the global auditing firm KPMG where his career spanned almost 40 years.

“In working with Dick Freeborough to assemble our board of directors, we looked for the right blend of domestic and international expertise from the worlds of banking, insurance, real estate, and the law,” says Richard Coon, Group Managing Director for Seniors Money International.

The board of directors includes:

    Stephen Gunning, the COO for Seniors Money International;

  • John Palmer, the former Superintendent of Financial Institutions for Canada and international financial regulatory consultant;
  • John Warren, senior partner with the legal firm Borden Ladner Gervais; and
  • Nick DiRenzo, the president & CEO of Seniors Money Canada.

Seniors Money Canada entered the Canadian market in September of this year. Seniors Money is a global firm, founded in New Zealand, which specializes in retirement funding. The company has operations in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, and South Africa.

Seniors Money Canada also confirmed its senior management team. Supporting DiRenzo in building the business and relationships with Canadian seniors are:

  • Hugh Simpson, vp of sales and marketing, with over 20 years of experience in the banking and insurance industry in Canada and the U.S.;
  • Karen Higgins, vp of finance and operations, with over 15 years of experience in financial management and corporate governance;
  • Neil Buchanan, director of marketing, with over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications; and
  • Brenda Fontana, director of sales and sales support, with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in distribution development.