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Crawford’s new national TPA sales director for Canada

January 17, 2022 by David Gambrill

Crawford & Company has promoted Victoria Hanson to be its director of sales, National TPA (third party administrator) in Canada. She will report to Jeff Setterington, Crawford Canada’s vice president of sales, effective immediately. “Victoria has a strong proven track

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Meet Chubb’s new Canadian leaders

January 4, 2022 by David Gambrill

Paul Johnstone is now Chubb Canada’s chief operating officer, while Melanie Wilcox will succeed him in his former role as the head of personal risk services in Canada. “Paul and Melanie both bring extensive experience to their new roles,” John

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Who is now leading Willis Towers Watson Canada

November 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Laura Samaroo (pictured, above) is the new Canadian region leader for Willis Towers Watson PLC, the Dublin-based brokerage announced Tuesday. Samaroo is based in Vancouver. She had been Willis Towers Watson’s Western Canadian market leader and Canada co-leader until being

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Brooke Hunter elected to UNIBA Partners board

November 4, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Canadian commercial brokerage CEO Brooke Hunter is now on the board of UNIBA Partners, a Brussels-based organization. UNIBA, which operates in more than 130 countries, announced Hunter’s election Wednesday. UNIBA is comprised of more than 70 independent, owner-led brokers. In

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Job opening: Lead this global Top 3 brokerage’s Canadian operation

October 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If you think you have what it takes to lead Willis Towers Watson’s Canadian corporate risk and brokerage business, the job is open and it’s not too late to apply. “We’re currently interviewing,” said Ofelia Isabel, managing director, Toronto market

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New Canadian P&C broking head for Willis Towers Watson

August 20, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Dublin-based brokerage Willis Towers Watson PLC has appointed Kate Mead as head of its Canadian property and casualty broking team. Mead was previously Willis Towers Watson’s practice leader for the midwest, northeast United States and Canadian environmental business, the brokerage

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Former State Farm Canada head Bellissimo joins industry regulator board

August 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Barbara Bellissimo, former chief agent for State Farm Canada, is now on the board of Ontario’s insurance regulator. The Ontario Financial Services Regulatory Authority announced Monday that Bellissimo is a member of its board of directors effective Aug. 12. Bellissimo

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Former Bermuda reinsurer CEO now on Intact board of directors

July 23, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Emmanuel Clarke, a former CEO of Bermuda insurer PartnerRe Ltd., is now on Intact Financial Corporation’s board of directors, Toronto-based Intact announced Thursday. Clarke, a French national, was appointed CEO of PartnerRe in 2016, shortly after EXOR S.p.A. completed its

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New industry anti-fraud group gets its first CEO

July 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Terri O’Brien, a former vice president at TD Bank, is now CEO of Équité Association, the anti-fraud organization announced Monday. Équité Association is a new organization that integrates Canadian National Insurance Crime Services (CANATICS) and the IBC’s investigative services division.

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Former Aviva Canada VP now CEO of TD Insurance

July 7, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

James Russell, a former senior executive with The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and Aviva Canada, is now leading The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s property and casualty insurers. Russell’s appointment results from a re-assignment of several TD senior managers. Russell has

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April Canada unveils its new CEO, transition plan

June 22, 2021 by David Gambrill

After eight years in Quebec with April Canada, Sebastien Gabez is leaving the Canadian operations to join April in the Caribbean, effective July 1, 2021. After being the managing general agency’s CEO for the past three years, he is handing

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Insurance CEO’s advice on engaging employees amid pandemic

June 4, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If your employees are working remotely because of the pandemic, pick up the phone and ask those workers what’s keeping them up at night, suggests the new CEO of the Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CURIE). It is important for