Nowell Seaman is director, global risk management for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp), the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity. With operations and business interests in seven countries, PotashCorp is an international enterprise and a key player in the growing challenge to feed the world.
Nowell has 20 years’ experience in the corporate sector and higher education, including enterprise and operational risk management, corporate insurance, business continuity planning and crisis response.
Mr. Seaman holds Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designations, as well as RIMS-CRMP certification. He has instructed Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) courses and presented at many conferences. In 1995, he was part of a Canada/US joint team that provided seminars to practitioners, industry and state regulators in Moscow, Russia on a project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Nowell is a member of the RIMS board of directors and executive, and currently serves as RIMS vice president. His previous involvement includes RIMS Canada Council chair, Canadian Risk Management Conference 2002 chair, and director of Saskatchewan Chapter of RIMS (1997–2007). From 2000 to 2002, Nowell chaired the secretariat that resulted in creation of the McGannon Foundation, a charitable trust that supports post-secondary education and research in risk management in Canada through the provision of scholarships and grants.
In 2007, Nowell was honoured to receive the Donald M. Stuart Award, the highest recognition for outstanding contribution to the risk management profession in Canada.