Barbara Turley-McIntyre



Senior Director, Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, The Co-operators

Barbara Turley-McIntyre has been in the insurance industry for 32 years, starting her insurance career as an independent broker in Montreal in 1980.  In 1997 she joined The Co-operators Group Limited, a $35 billion Canadian-owned, multi-product insurance company, where she has managed underwriting teams in property and casualty.  She has also been responsible for community and shareholder relations.

Barbara leads the development and implementation of the Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy with responsibility for producing the annual Sustainability Report and carbon management programs.  She also has responsibility for The Co-operators community programs, including The Co-operators Foundation.

Barbara holds a Chartered Insurance Professional designation and is presently enrolled in the Masters in Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo. She volunteers with organizations that advance sustainable development and is a Director with The Natural Step Canada, a board member of the Sustainability Environment Committee of the Canadian Co-operative Association and the Centre for the Study of Co-operators at the University of Saskatchewan. She also sits on the United Nations Environment Program, Financial Institution – Insurance Commission, the Global Steering Committee and is the Co-Chair of its North American Task Force.