Karen MacWilliam was appointed to EDC’s Board of Directors in June 2018. With 35 years in the insurance and risk management fields, Ms. MacWilliam has held positions as an insurance underwriter, insurance broker, and corporate risk manager in both Vancouver and Edmonton. She has also operated a successful consultancy since 1998, with operations across Canada. Ms. MacWilliam is a former Director of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, the B.C. Society of Fellows of the Insurance Institute of Canada, and the BC Risk and Insurance Management Association. She has taught risk management at Dalhousie University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Northern British Columbia, and has appeared as an expert witness with respect to matters pertaining to insurance and risk management in the courts of B.C., Alberta, and Nova Scotia. She served as an arbiter for the Insurance Corporation of B.C. A native of Vancouver, B.C., Ms. MacWilliam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia and holds her CIP and FCIP designations from the Insurance Institute of Canada and a CRM designation from the Global Risk Management Institute.