The Canadian Association of Financial Institutions in Insurance (CAFII) is pleased to announce that Keith Martin has joined the Association’s staff team as Co-Executive Director. Keith will work with Co-Executive Director colleague Brendan Wycks, who has been with CAFII since 2012.
Keith comes to CAFII with extensive leadership experience in banking, insurance, Associations, public affairs, and government relations. Most recently, he served as Acting President of the Canadian International Council, a Canadian Association focused on foreign affairs with over one thousand members and 15 branches across the country.
Keith previously led business implementation and client services for Brookfield Real Property Services, a home appraisal management company which serves Canadian financial institutions as its core client base.
He has also held senior roles at property & casualty insurer Royal & SunAlliance Company of Canada; and at Bank of Montreal in strategy, planning, e-business, and the Chairman’s Office.
Earlier in his career, Keith taught for a time at Ryerson University; worked for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada; and served as Director, International Policy at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Keith, who is fluently bilingual, holds a Master’s degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, a second Master’s degree in Political Science from The University of Western Ontario, and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Economics from McGill University.