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What’s next for Wawanesa after senior executive shuffle?

January 30, 2023 by Jason Contant

As Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company changes its leadership structure with the appointment of three industry professionals to more senior leadership roles, industry veteran Carol Jardine — currently the insurer’s president of Canadian P&C operations — is also set to retire

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Wawanesa appoints two industry veterans to new leadership roles

January 26, 2023 by Jason Contant

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company has changed the leadership structure of its Canadian operations with the appointment of industry professionals Anna McCrindell and Graham Haigh to senior vice president and chief operating officer roles. As SVP & COO – East, McCrindell

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Industry veteran joins Westland following acquisition

January 13, 2023 by Jason Contant

Industry veteran Doug Morrow has joined Westland Insurance as its new vice president of commercial insurance for Alberta, the brokerage announced earlier this week. Most recently president and CEO of Excel Insurance Group, Morrow joined Westland as vice president, commercial

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New leadership team at Arch Insurance Canada

January 10, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Jean-Pierre (J.P.) Galipeault is now president of Arch Insurance Canada. Galipeault will also be keeping his title of chief regional executive. He joined Arch’s Warranty and Lender Solutions group in 2013, when he held the role of vice president of

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Sedgwick appoints new president, property and international business

January 4, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Tom Simoncic has been appointed as president of Sedgwick’s property and international business. Simoncic joined Sedgwick through acquisition. He is currently president of property for the Americas for the last seven years and is responsible for servicing clients in Canada

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Wawanesa names new VP of Ontario for P&C operations

December 14, 2022 by David Gambrill

Susan Williams-Bonet is Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s new vice president of Ontario for the company’s P&C operations. She takes over for Josie Porto, who retires this year following a distinguished 36-year career with Wawanesa. “Together with our broker partners, we

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New president and CEO at Jones Deslauriers

December 8, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Scott Irwin is now president and CEO of Jones Deslauriers, a Navacord broker partner.   He succeeds Eric Osbourne, Jones Deslauriers’ president and CEO of 15 years, who has taken on a new role at Navacord.  Jones DesLauriers is a

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Acera Insurance names industry vet as new CFO

December 7, 2022 by David Gambrill

Fayeanne Beattie is the new chief financial officer of Acera Insurance. She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry in various roles, primarily in finance. Most recently she was the CFO of Gallagher Global Brokerage Americas,

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Meet WTW’s new corporate risk and broking leader for Montréal

December 6, 2022 by David Gambrill

Simon Castonguay has been named WTW’s corporate risk and broking market leader for Montréal, the brokerage announced Tuesday. He will be responsible for overall business strategy and client service in the region. Also, he will be a member of the

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Meet BFL Canada’s new president

November 30, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

BFL Canada has appointed Lisa Giannone as president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023.   She succeeds Barry Lorenzetti who founded BFL in 1987. After a 35-year tenure as president and CEO, Lorenzetti will continue to serve as

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Meet Aviva Canada’s new CFO

November 21, 2022 by David Gambrill

Nav Dhillon will join Aviva Canada as Chief Financial Officer, starting December 2022. “I’m delighted to welcome Nav into Aviva’s executive leadership team,” Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah said in an announcement. “Nav brings with him a broad range of experience in

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Behind the upcoming CEO change at Westland

November 15, 2022 by Jason Contant

Westland Insurance Group is looking to evolve its leadership and talent by bringing in different backgrounds and perspectives, the brokerage’s outgoing CEO, Jason Wubs, told Canadian Underwriter in a recent interview. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, Jamie Lyons will become president