Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario Elects New President

Toronto, ON (Jan. 8, 2015) – The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is proud to announce that Mr. Michael Brattman has been elected as IBAO’s 72nd President. Michael was officially inducted at the recent IBAO Convention held at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, ON, and formally assumed his role as President on January 1, 2015.

Michael is a partner and Vice President of Personal Insurance at Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. in Kitchener-Waterloo and has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry on both the company and brokerage side.

In addition to IBAO, Michael is also involved with a number of other industry associations and committees including the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) and the Facility Association. He has both his RIBO and life licenses as well as a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation – obtaining the second highest marks in Canada when he completed this designation. He holds his Honours BA from Huron University College, at University of Western Ontario.

“It is a privilege to serve as President of this Provincial association,” says Michael Brattman. “IBAO is working hard to address important issues like insurance fraud, auto benefits, telematics and severe weather. More than ever, clients should work with a professional broker who will help them understand how these issues impact them. I am proud to represent our 12,000+ members and their clients, when collaborating with the Provincial and Federal Government as well as insurance companies, in finding solutions to industry issues.”

As President of IBAO, Michael’s duties will include implementing strategies for the national insurance broker brand and working with politicians, particularly on the subjects of insurance fraud and how to meet the future challenges of the insurance industry.

“It is an honour to welcome Michael as our new President,” said IBAO Chairman Chris Floyd. “His wealth of knowledge of the industry is remarkable and his thoughtful insight has brought immeasurable value and perspective to the Board of Directors. Michael is focused, dedicated and inquisitive. We look forward to the exciting year ahead with Michael at the helm of our association.”

About IBAO

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario is a ‘not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of over 12,000 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario. For information about IBAO, visit to receive timely news and information updates.

Source: Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario