Kingsway Financial Services has announced the appointment of Shelly Gobin as vice president and CFO of the company.

Ms Gobin, who has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, has joined Kingsway over 10 years ago. Since then, she has held increasingly progressive executive roles at Kingsway and has been significantly involved in all financial reporting and capital raising initiatives over this time.

In her new role, Ms Gobin will assume responsibility for financial reporting, capital management, taxation strategy and investor relations for the corporate group. Ms Gobin is a chartered accountant and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Shaun Jackson, president and CEO of Kingsway Financial, said: Shelly Gobin has proved a valuable member of the executive team at Kingsway. She has built a strong and credible financial team within the organization and her experience will ensure a seamless transition of the financial management of the company. Her appointment is well deserved and reflects her strong technical abilities, dedication, and financial and operational knowledge of Kingsway.