Vermont names new director of captive insurance
Assistant director Christine Brown has been promoted to director of captive insurance at Vermont's Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) filling the role that Sandy Bigglestone currently holds.
The appointment will ensure continuity when Bigglestone takes up the role of deputy commissioner of the division when David Provost retires at the end of August.
She started working for the captive insurance division in 2003 as an examiner. Prior to joining the division, she worked for six years collectively at Johnson Lambert and Ernst & Young as an auditor. After progressing through a number of increasingly senior roles she became assistant director of the division in 2016. She holds an MBA and Masters in accounting from Northeastern University and is a certified financial examiner from the Society of Financial Examiners.
Sandy Bigglestone remarked “Christine Brown is the most eligible and obvious choice for director of captive insurance. Christine has performed at an exceptional level, already participates in many of the tasks involving the director role, and applies the standards valued in the work of the DFR. She has established herself as a respected and appreciated member of the captive civision’s leadership team.”
Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) president Kevin Mead added “The quality and stability within captive regulation in Vermont is proven yet again. What an awesome choice to have Christine Brown succeed Sandy Bigglestone as the Department of Financial Regulation’s next director of captive insurance. Christine has a long relationship with the VCIA and has served as a thought leader within the industry for many years. All of my colleagues here at the VCIA join me in wishing her the best in this appointment, and we look forward to seeing her in a few short weeks at the VCIA conference.”
Christine Brown said “During my 20+ year career in captive insurance, I have had the privilege of working with and learning from the best and brightest in the industry, most recently as assistant director supporting Sandy Bigglestone and Dave Provost. I am honored to have been chosen for the director position under Sandy’s leadership. I look forward to continuing to grow and support the industry, together with my amazing colleagues at DFR and our valued industry partners as we promote Vermont’s standard of excellence.”
DFR is actively planning for a replacement for the assistant director, captive insurance division position.