On behalf of the Boards of the Law Society of Alberta and the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Exchange (ALIEX), we are pleased to announce that David T. Weyant, QC, (pictured right) has accepted the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) and President and CEO of ALIEX, each effective January 1, 2019.
Mr. Weyant is the first person to jointly hold both roles in Alberta’s mandatory indemnity program. The role of President and CEO of ALIA was previously held by Steve Raby, QC, and the role of CEO of ALIEX by Don Thompson, QC.
“Given Mr. Weyant’s strong leadership of the indemnity program since he joined ALIA as evidenced by the many initiatives that have been instituted or are currently in process, and given that these appointments are consistent with the principles of good governance, it was the unanimous decision of both Boards to approve these appointments,” said Steve Raby.
Mr. Weyant joined ALIA as the Director of Insurance and Chief Operating Officer in August 2016, also acting as ALIEX’s Principal Attorney.
Prior to joining ALIA, Mr. Weyant was in private practice with international, national, and local law firms and was formerly the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Alberta Health Services, where he was responsible for legal services, corporate policy, information & privacy, ethics, compliance, and insurance. He also served on the board of a regulated insurance reciprocal.
Mr. Weyant was raised in Calgary and holds a B.A. (University of Calgary), a J.D. (University of Saskatchewan), an ICD.D certified director designation (Institute of Corporate Directors in conjunction with the University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, University of Calgary and University of British Columbia), as well as two MBAs (Queen’s University and Cornell University). In 2004, Mr. Weyant was awarded the Queen’s Counsel designation.
Mr. Weyant currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
We are very grateful for the leadership of Mr. Raby and Mr. Thompson, each of whom will continue in their roles on ALIEX’s Board, as Chair and Director, respectively.