Honorary NAMIC Merit Award
Honorary Award recipients are individuals who are associated with the insurance industry and have made positive contributions to the knowledge and practice of risk management or to the insurance industry. These individuals are typically unable to receive this award as a regular or associate member.
Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, and President and CEO, PACICC
Since 1996 Paul has been a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world's leading forum for the study of climate issues. The Panel won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change”. He is Canada’s leading authority on insurance and climate extremes, and has been a contributing author to numerous international and Canadian reports on reducing the risk of loss from earthquakes, flooding and severe wind.
For more than thirty-five years Paul has been a popular commentator on insurance, disaster safety and economic policy. He has written more than 200 publications and articles and he is a passionate champion for insurance, disaster resilience and adaptation to climate extremes.
Paul has worked in private industry, the public sector and academia. He is Co-Chair of the Infrastructure and Housing Working Group of Canada’s Adaptation Platform and Co-Chair of the Science and Technology Working Group of Canada’s Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. Paul is a proud husband and father, with a growing collection of bow ties.