Dave Bennett

Strategy Consultant & Advisor

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Wisconsin

Streams: Health & Wellness, Risk

Dave Bennett is a well-rounded independent board director and senior executive advisor with an extensive insurance, wealth management and group benefits background. He is a seasoned business leader with hands-on experience as the de facto CEO of a significant stand-alone insurance business with full P&L accountability, deep finance expertise (xCFO, actuary, Risk Management), and strategy background (xMcKinsey, led M&A at Manulife/John Hancock).

A highly strategic and fact-based thinker, who can take complex situations and find workable solutions, Dave brings nuanced insights to broader leadership team discussions. He is socially savvy and works well with all stakeholders, demonstrating humility while maintaining executive presence. He is a creative thinker who connects the dots and is skilled at identifying new opportunities then executing.

Dave’s board competencies are executive leadership, strategy, finance, investment, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, technology, human resources (benefits, pensions, and compensation programs), governance and oversight of highly regulated and complex organizations, international experience, and global outlook

Dave has nine years of director experience on governance-oriented boards, 12 years on a subsidiary board, and attained an ICD.D through the Institute of Corporate Directors/Rotman School of Management. His industry experience is insurance, group benefits, wealth management, reinsurance, pensions, and health.