President of Swedlove Consulting Inc., a public policy consulting company. From 2007 to 2017 he was President and CEO of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). He also served as the first Chair of the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) from 2012 to 2014.
Previous to his involvement with the insurance industry, Mr. Swedlove had a lengthy career in public service. Mr. Swedlove was President of the Financial Action Task Force, the international body responsible for the fight against global money laundering and terrorist financing. He also served as a senior federal official in the Department of Finance, including Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch; principal advisor to several Ministers of Finance regarding policy development on financial institutions and Canadian financial markets, and playing a key role in issues throughout the sector and in international trade in financial services. Prior to joining Finance, Mr. Swedlove worked in the Industry and Energy departments of the federal government.
Mr. Swedlove is a recipient of both the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for public service and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for service to the insurance industry.