2017 Insurance Person of the Year – Lorne Perry

Photo of Lorne Perry 2017's Insurance person of the year.British Columbia’s insurance community will honour broker Lorne Perry at the 27th annual Salute to the Insurance Person of the Year, October 18.

Lorne Perry was chosen by his peers for this distinction in recognition of his extensive leadership provincially and nationally.

Lorne started his insurance broker career in 1976 working in brokerages in Quesnel, Prince George and Maple Ridge. In 1991, he moved to Port Moody Insurance, which is now part of the Intercity Group and InsureBC. Today, Lorne is a partner and manages six offices with seven locations.

Lorne joined the IBABC board in 2005. After serving as president in 2009-10, he went on to serve at the national level becoming president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada in 2015-16.

Lorne has represented insurance brokers on various committees and task forces. These include the IBAC/IBC Insurance to Value Working Group, chairing the Broker/ICBC Liaison Committee for a number of years, and serving on brokers’ councils with CNS and Wawanesa. Lorne also chaired the IBAC Natural Catastrophe Task Force.

Lorne was a founding member of his local Kinsmen Club. He has coached and refereed hockey and football, and served on the boards of various local hockey associations. Lorne still plays Old Timers’ Hockey and is on the Board of Governors of their 12-team league.

Lorne and his wife Pat have two children and two grandchildren.