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April Savchuk
Secretary & Director - Communications, Website and Donor Events
Location: Toronto, ON
Email: April.savchuk@yamana.com

April’s risk management career spans over 25 years during which she has developed extensive experience in operational risk management, claims management and the design of insurance and risk management programs.

April’s exposure to risk management began with her career in the consulting division of Aon Toronto followed by her subsequent ten year tenure in the Hudson's Bay Company corporate risk department where April held various roles of increasing scope and responsibility.

April joined Catlin Canada in 2005 and served in various roles as the Canadian Hub grew and matured. She became a member of Catlin’s Executive Committee in 2008 and was further appointed Chief Risk & Compliance Officer in 2009 and then assigned the key responsibility of managing the risk of the Catlin's Canadian operations inclusive of their Broker distribution network.

In 2014, April joined Yamana Gold with responsibility for directing their insurance and risk functions. Yamana is a Canadian-based gold producer with significant gold production, development and exploration properties and land positions throughout the Americas including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Canada.

As an active participant within the risk management community, April has served as a long term Board Member and two term President of the Ontario Chapter of RIMS, Co-Chair Industry of the 2008 RIMS Canada Conference and Chair of the RIMS Canada National Conference Committee. She has also previously served on the Risk Management Steering Committee for the Girl Guides of Canada. At present, April sits as Co-Chair of the 2017 Toronto RIMS Canada Conference, member of the RIMS Nominating Committee and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the William H. McGannon Foundation which supports advancement of the risk management profession in Canada through scholarship grants, education, research, mentorship and work experience programs.

April holds both Chartered Insurance Professional and Certified Risk Management designations.

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