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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

Fayeanne Beattie
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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

Nav Dhillon, CFO, Aviva Canada
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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

Celyeste Power is the new CEO of IBC
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IBC announces new president and CEO

November 10, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Celyeste Power will succeed retiring Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) president and CEO Don Forgeron at the end of 2022. Power, who takes over as president and CEO on January 1, 2023, is currently executive vice-president for strategic initiatives and

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Aviva Canada adds transformation strategists to its board

November 4, 2022 by David Gambrill

Aviva Canada has appointed key strategists in digital and company transformation, Monika Federau and Bill Bloom, to its board. “We are pleased to welcome Monika and Bill to the Aviva Canada board as we continue to invest in digital and

Guy Lecours is the new COO of L'Unique and Unica
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New senior executive for two major P&C brand names

November 2, 2022 by Jason Contant

Insurance industry veteran Guy Lecours has been appointed chief operating officer of L’Unique and Unica, effective Nov. 21. Christian Fournier, executive vice president and lead of property and casualty insurance at Beneva, announced the appointment Wednesday. Lecours succeeds Yves Gagnon,

Jason Storah, CEO of Aviva Canada
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Aviva exec to lead Insurance Institute’s board

October 27, 2022 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada CEO Jason Storah has been elected chairman of the board of governors of the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC). Storah, who is based in Toronto, was elected following IIC’s 69th annual general meeting, held on Oct. 25 in

Jamie Lyons will become president and CEO of Westland effective Jan. 1, 2023
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New CEO in 2023 for Westland Insurance

October 20, 2022 by Jason Contant

Jamie Lyons will become the president and CEO of Westland Insurance Group effective Jan. 1, 2023, the brokerage announced Thursday. Current CEO Jason Wubs will transition to the newly created role of vice chairman, head of mergers & acquisitions and

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Key industry association names new board members and executives

September 29, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

New board of directors members and executive officers were named by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) following confirmation of those appointments Sept. 22 during the association’s annual general meeting in St-Andrews-By-The-Sea, N.B. The executive committee will now be