Frank Swedlove, the former head of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc. (CLHIA), is joining Toronto-based think tank C.D. Howe Institute.

Swedlove, who was president and CEO of the CLHIA from 2007 until June of this year and now president of Swedlove Consulting Inc., has joined the C.D. Howe Institute as a senior fellow.

“Frank’s experience and expertise in insurance and financial sector policy more generally are outstanding. He has made major contributions in both the public and private sectors, and we are delighted by the prospect of his collaboration in the C.D. Howe Institute’s research,” says William Robson, president and CEO of C.D. Howe, in a statement.

In addition to his work at the CLHIA, Swedlove also served as chairman of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) from 2012 to 2014, and was president of the global anti-money laundering group, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Prior to that, he was a senior official in the federal Department of Finance Canada.