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Press Release - December 2022

Serenia Life to Welcome Sharon Giffen and Duane Green as Board Directors in 2023

Serenia Life Financial is pleased to welcome two new Directors to the Board beginning February 2023: Sharon Giffen and Duane Green.
All of Serenia Life Financial’s Board Directors are required to have the relevant skills and competencies, and support the organization’s shared values. Similar to previous years, 2022 candidates went through a rigorous selection process to ensure they will meet the organization’s needs.

Sharon worked in a senior leadership role in the Financial Services industry for more than 20 years, and comes with significant Board experience. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Sagen MI Canada, Brookfield Annuity Company, Group Medical Services, and the Society of Actuaries. Prior to her new role as a Director with Serenia Life, she served on the organization’s Investment Management Committee.

“I am so pleased to join the Board of Directors of Serenia Life Financial,” says Sharon. “I have a deep appreciation for the purpose-driven sector of the insurance industry, and am looking forward to applying my experience to further Serenia Life’s success into the future.”

Duane also sits on the Board of Directors of a number of organizations, including the Investments Funds Institute of Canada, as well as the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, and Business/Arts. He is currently President & CEO of Franklin Templeton Canada and Fiduciary Trust Canada, and was named 2020’s Wealth Professional CEO of the Year.

“I am honoured to be joining the Board at Serena Life Financial,” Duane tells us. “I am impressed by Serenia Life’s desire to do business in a kinder way, support our communities, and grow their business overall. These all align with my personal beliefs and values, and I am looking forward to playing a role in the journey ahead.”

The Serenia Life team is thrilled to welcome their two newest Board Directors come February 2023, and look forward to seeing Sharon and Duane step into their new roles.