Introducing our New President & CEO!
Effective April 10, 2023, Red River Mutual has appointed Brenda Gibson, CPA, CA, CIP, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
“Coming from a family farming background in southern Manitoba, and a long tenured career with a mutual insurance company, there is already strong alignment with Red River Mutual,” says Gibson. “I am excited for the opportunity to continue to build on the company’s strong foundation through growth and diversification.”
Gibson brings over 17 years of broad insurance experience and a passion for community and mutuality. Having held a series of senior leadership roles in both finance and insurance, and most recently having had responsibility for a Canadian personal insurance portfolio of $2.2B in annual gross written premiums, Brenda understands both the Canadian landscape and the value of broker partnerships.
She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, having received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). She also holds designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Insurance Professional designation (CIP) from the Insurance Institute of Canada.
“We are excited to have a seasoned insurance executive at the helm for the next leg of our journey as a modern mutual, committed to looking out for our policyholders when they need us most,” says Garth Reimer, Red River Mutual Board Chair. “We are looking forward to beginning this new phase of Red River Mutual’s work under Brenda’s leadership.”
Gibson joins Red River Mutual as the company embarks on an ambitious strategy, which includes major advancements in technology, data and innovation.
“As a visionary and strategic leader, we are confident that the experience and background Brenda brings to our company will benefit each of us, ensuring our company continues to grow and evolve,” says Reimer.