Chief Executive Officer

Halifax, NS

Venor is proud to partner with the Health Organizations Protective Association (HOPA), a reciprocal exchange, in their search for a Chief Executive Officer. HOPA provides strategic liability and commercial property insurance and risk management services to member healthcare organizations in Atlantic Canada. Member organizations include Nova Scotia Health Authority, Emergency Health Services, the Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations, and the St. Anne Community & Nursing Care Centre. HOPA provides highly specialized claims management services to resolve complex claims fairly, cost-effectively, and in a manner consistent with member values and tailored risk management services based on program results and member identified needs. 

With direct accountability to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the strategic leadership of HOPA while guiding the growth of their organization. This includes the overall strategic operations of HOPA through effective and fiscally sound management, including oversight of the insurance program for primary and excess insurance, as well as claims and risk management programs for member healthcare organizations. The Chief Executive Officer will leverage effective partnerships for the benefit of members within the national and provincial healthcare and insurance and risk management community, as well as brokers and excess insurers, external legal services, and other partners and stakeholders. 

Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Strategic planning and enterprise risk management
  • Insurance and risk management services
  • Board and committee management
  • Financial oversight
  • Human resource management
  • Member services
  • Regulatory and legal compliance
  • Partnerships and administration

As the ideal candidate, you have a University degree along with a minimum of seven years’ experience in commercial liability and property insurance, claims management (including management of adjusting services and legal services), and risk management. You have five years’ senior leadership experience including fiduciary and board relationships, with familiarity reporting to a board being preferred. Experience in healthcare risk management, possession of a CIP and/or CRM designation, and knowledge of the Nova Scotia healthcare system are considered an asset. 

The successful candidate will possess superior interpersonal, communication, and management skills, along with an ability to develop strategic alliances, partnerships and networks. You have  demonstrated competency in public speaking and professional development, as well as providing leadership and consultative advice in institutional and legal risk areas. Experience in a fiscal management capacity, an ability to travel, and a valid driver’s license are required. 

Interested candidates can submit their cover letter and resume to Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca

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