A principal in Eckler’s Toronto office practice, Blair has 30+ years of experience in the Canadian Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance industry, both as an insurance company executive as well as a consultant to the industry. He has an extensive working knowledge of pricing, stress testing, and the valuation of policy liabilities.

Blair is an expert in all aspects of P&C insurance pricing, including personal and commercial property, personal and commercial automobile, commercial liability, and niche lines of business. He has served as Appointed Actuary for Canadian insurance companies and quasi-insurers for many years, served as Chief Actuary for two insurers, and is currently Appointed Actuary for seven Canadian branches of reinsurance companies, as well as one Canadian company, and is the Loss Reserve Specialist for a Bermuda captive.

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Blair is a Fellow of both the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

Areas of Expertise

  • P&C insurance financial reporting
  • Financial projections
  • Loss reserving
  • P&C insurance pricing
  • Valuation of policy liabilities
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Stress testing, including Owned Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) and Financial Condition Testing
  • IFRS 17

Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, Honours, Co-Operative Program, Actuarial Science – University of Waterloo
  • Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA)
  • Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS)
Professional Activities
  • Served as a consultant  (on IFRS 17 matters) to the CIA Committee on P&C Insurance Financial Reporting
  • Served as Chair of  the CIA Committee on P&C Insurance Ratemaking
  • Served as a member of the Facility Association’s Actuarial Committee
  • Served as a member of the CIA Committee on P&C Insurance Financial Reporting