Canadian Underwriter


News AnnouncementsAppointmentsBrokersInsuranceProfessional Development

HSB Canada announces new president and CEO

April 8, 2024 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Barbara Bellissimo is the new president and CEO of HSB Canada, part of Munich Re.  She succeeds John Mulvihill, who retired after a 34-year-long tenure with HSB Canada.  Bellissimo’s insurance career began in 1986. She’s since held multiple positions in

Business process and streamlining strategy text on wooden blocks. Business culture and Operational excellence concept.
News AnnouncementsAppointmentsEmploymentInsuranceProfessional DevelopmentTechnology

Regulator streamlines organizational structure

March 22, 2024 by Jason Contant

Quebec’s financial services regulator has announced strategic adjustments aimed at streamlining its organizational structure. “The main adjustments put forward will allow the organization to focus on its clientele and the quality of services provided to them,” the Autorité des marchés

Deanna Brewer, senior vice president, account manager, NFP in Canada
News AppointmentsBrokersConstruction

NFP names industry vet to its Canadian surety group

March 21, 2024 by David Gambrill

Deanna Brewer is NFP’s new senior vice president and account manager for surety in Canada. A P&C insurance industry vet with more than 25 years of experience in the surety business, Brewer was appointed for her technical knowledge and strategic

Patrick Ballantyne Board Chair, CISRO
News AppointmentsBrokersInsuranceLegislation / Regulation

Meet CISRO’s new board chairman

March 14, 2024 by David Gambrill

Patrick Ballantyne, CEO of Ontario’s insurance broker regulator since 2016, is now board chairman at the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations (CISRO). CISRO is a national forum of Canadian regulatory authorities dedicated to consistent qualifications and conduct of business standards

insPRESS Appointments

On Side Appoints Sebastien Bernier, RVP Quebec

February 28, 2024 On Side Restoration Ltd.

Voir français ci-dessous   MONTREAL, QC, FEBRUARY 28, 2024/insPRESS/ – After two key years as On Side Restoration’s Regional Vice President of Quebec, Jean-Pierre Bastien, will be retiring at the end of May. With his departure, the company is pleased

Cozy style office with blank frame on the wall
News AnnouncementsAppointments

IBC board welcomes two new senior P&C executive leaders

February 8, 2024 by David Gambrill

Two relatively new senior Canadian P&C insurance industry leaders have been appointed to Insurance Bureau of Canada’s board of directors. IBC welcomed Jolee Crosby, CEO of Reinsurance Canada and English Caribbean at Swiss Re, and Aviva Canada CEO Tracy Garrad

insPRESS Appointments

Luc Tanguay announced as NEW President, On Side Restoration

January 31, 2024 On Side Restoration Services Ltd.

Voir français ci-dessous   VANCOUVER, BC, JANUARY 31, 2024/insPRESS/ – Last week, On Side said farewell to their President Alain Fortin of 4+ years, and effective today, Tuesday, January 30, 2024, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of

News AnnouncementsAppointmentsBrokersInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesProfessional Development

WTW names head of personal lines for Canada, U.S.

January 10, 2024 by Jason Contant

Large brokerage WTW has appointed Despina Buganski as head of personal lines for its Corporate Risk & Broking division for North America (CRB NA). Effective immediately, both WTW’s Canadian and U.S. personal lines teams will report directly to Buganski, the

Anne Fortin appointed president of Intact Insurance.
News AnnouncementsAppointmentsEmploymentInsuranceProfessional Development

Intact Insurance names president

December 15, 2023 by Jason Contant

Intact Financial Corporation (IFC) has appointed Anne Fortin as president of Intact Insurance, effective Jan. 1, 2024.  In her new role, Fortin will have responsibility for the Quebec, West, Ontario and Atlantic divisions of Intact Insurance, the insurer said in

Don Thompson Westland
News AppointmentsBrokers

Westland appoints new COO

November 27, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Don Thompson has been appointed Westland Insurance Group’s new chief operating officer (COO), the brokerage announced.   Thompson will assume the role effective January 1, 2024. He has over 30 years of experience in the P&C insurance industry and is

Susan Potter, chief commercial officer, U.S. and Canada, Marsh McLennan
News AppointmentsBrokersRisk

Marsh McLennan creates new role for Canada and U.S. operations

November 16, 2023 by David Gambrill

Marsh McLennan has appointed Susan Potter as U.S. and Canada commercial officer, effective immediately. “We are fortunate to have Susan assume this new role,” Pat Tomlinson, Marsh McLennan’s U.S. and Canada CEO, said of Potter’s appointment. “Her exceptional leadership experience,

Successful business deal
News AnnouncementsAppointmentsBrokersInsuranceMarkets / CoveragesMergers and AqcuisitionsProfessional Development

Behind the scenes of Hub’s latest Canadian acquisition

November 6, 2023 by Jason Contant

In a bid to shore up its personal and commercial insurance capabilities, Hub International Limited has acquired the assets of Quebec-based D’Onofrio Insurance Inc. Located in Laval, Que., D’Onofrio Insurance is an independent brokerage offering personal and commercial insurance to