The team in our North America office is responsible for building client relationships and developing innovative and creative propositions for our clients in North America. 


Robert Diefenbacher FSA, MAAA
Senior Vice President, Retrocession

Bob is responsible for our life retrocession business.  He established the Boston office of Manulife Reinsurance in 2004, and ran the life retrocession business prior to its purchase by Pacific Life in 2011, where he then transitioned it (along with all staff) to Pacific Life Re.  He has extensive experience in the insurance industry, having worked in a variety of pricing and product development roles at both insurance and reinsurance companies.

"We pride ourselves in being professional and acting with integrity in all our client relationships.  The true measure of whether a company behaves in an ethical and trustworthy fashion is how it acts after the deal is signed.  Acting ethically is a foundational value upon which our business rests."

Scott McInturff

Scott McInturff FSA, MAAA
Vice President, Pricing

Scott joined us as Vice President of Pricing in January 2012.  He leads a team of pricing actuaries and provides the actuarial analysis, which allows for an effective acquisition of new business, management of inforce business, and optimizes corporate profitability.

"Our company is a dynamic, flexible and forward-thinking organisation with a strong work culture.  We have a diverse set of employees who work together to bring their distinct approaches to solving problems to produce superior results - our success is testimony to that."


Jill Dupuis FLMI, ARA, ACS
Vice President, Operations

Jill develops and delivers the overall strategy for our Retro Operations team, which supports the company's strategic objectives and manages operational risk.  She is passionate  about the reinsurance industry and about fostering ongoing industry education.  She has been an active participant in the Life Office Management Association (LOMA) and the Reinsurance Administration Professionals Association (RAPA), having served on RAPA's Data and Education Committees.  She is currently serving as the secretary for RAPA's Board.

"I believe our company's biggest asset is our people.  What inspires me about working here is our strong corporate culture and our workplace behaviours - they align perfectly with my own personal values."


Brett Laker ALMI
Vice President and Account Executive

Brett is responsible for the client account management aspect for our life retrocession business.  On top of that, he holds responsibility over the claims adjudication process, underwriting, and marketing and communications team.  He has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, of which he spent 10 years specializing in retrocession.

"Having worked in reinsurance companies in various capacities throughout much of my career, the primary attraction that has held my interest are the people.  I've been both a client and a service provider, and I have enjoyed the shared philosophy of honesty and integrity to build sustainable business partnerships."


Joel Cornberg FSA, FCIA, MAAA
Chief Agent, Canada Branch; Vice President, Risk Management

Joel joined us as Vice President of Risk Management in June 2012.  After establishing and leading the business unit's risk management function, he took on the project of establishing Pacific Life Re's Canada branch, and now serves as its Chief Agent.

"I'm proud that our high ethical standards and ease of doing business makes us our clients' preferred choice.  Our great culture and positive attitude have already taken us a long way, and we continue to reinforce them as we grow."