SAIF hires Ian Williams as vice president of human resources

Laura Robison has been promoted to vice president of actuarial, audit, and underwriting services.

Ian Williams has joined SAIF as vice president of human resources. 

In his new role, Ian will oversee all aspects of HR, including compensation and benefits; employee engagement and retention; recruitment; diversity and inclusion; and professional development.  

“We are proud to welcome Ian to lead our HR efforts,” said Kerry Barnett, president and CEO of SAIF. “Ian brings a strong focus on employee engagement and workforce planning, and we think his creative approach will help us continue to attract and retain the best employees to serve our customers.”

A graduate of the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom, Ian has held a variety of HR positions in both the U.K. and the U.S. Most recently, he served as a vice president of human resources at Belden Inc. in Portland. 

In addition, SAIF promoted Laura Robison, FCAS, MAAA, to vice president of actuarial, audit, and underwriting services. She will also continue to serve as chief actuarial officer.  

Laura joined SAIF in September after serving as the chief financial officer at Oregon Health Authority. She previously served as the insurance commissioner, chief actuary, and administrator within the Division of Financial Regulation of Oregon's Department of Consumer and Business Services. Her promotion comes on the heels of the retirement of Bruce Hoffman, SAIF's previous vice president of underwriting.  

About SAIF

SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. Since 1914, we've been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and striving to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work. For more information, visit the About SAIF page.