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Why risk managers are feeling a sense of urgency

September 29, 2022 by Jason Contant

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business and risk landscape dramatically over the past couple of years and created a sense of urgency to spread risk knowledge and education, the new CEO of RIMS said in an interview with Canadian

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WTW’s new global client exec for Canada

September 15, 2022 by David Gambrill

Helen DiVito is the new executive global client advocate for Canada at WTW, a global advisory, broking, and solutions company. As global client advocate, DiVito will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with risk and finance executives at Fortune

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Meet Navacord’s new president of MGA underwriting solutions

August 24, 2022 by David Gambrill

Navacord Corp. has appointed Greg Irvine into the newly created role of president of MGA underwriting solutions, effective Sept 6, 2022. Irvine brings more than 20 years of insurance industry experience to Navacord and will be leading all managing general

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Commercial bond demand prompts new hire at AXA XL

August 22, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Continued demand among Canadian businesses for commercial bonds prompted AXA XL to appoint Cedric Franklin as vice president and regional director for Canada, the company said. “Commercial bonds are in high demand from companies seeking alternative financial solutions at a

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New exec for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions revealed

August 22, 2022 by David Gambrill

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Andrea Douglass as senior vice president of customer management in Canada, effective Aug. 29. Douglass will be responsible for strategic relationships with large corporate customers across Canada. Based in Toronto, she will succeed Sarah

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IBC names new chairwoman

July 29, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Heather Masterson is the new chairwoman of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) having been elected by the board of directors, the association announced Thursday. She brings a quarter century of industry experience, market and broker expertise, and executive leadership

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Gore Mutual names new CIO

June 9, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

James Warburton has joined Gore Mutual Insurance Company as chief information officer, effective this week. He’ll lead Gore Mutual’s technology team through the next phase of its ‘Next Horizon’ digital transformation, which aims to create “a purpose-driven, digitally led, national

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SGI announces first woman president and CEO

May 19, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Penny McCune will become the first woman to serve as president and CEO of Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), effective June 1.   She succeeds former president and CEO Andrew Cartmell, who retired on April 4, 2022, after a 12-year tenure

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Everest makes key promotion and appoints chairman

April 28, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Everest Re Group’s reinsurance division, Everest Reinsurance, has promoted Scott Paddington to chief agent and chief underwriting officer of Everest Reinsurance Canada. It also appointed Russ Lewis to chairman of Everest Reinsurance Canada. Both now report to Jill Beggs, head

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AXA XL hires two energy business underwriters

March 3, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

AXA XL has named Kate Zhou as senior underwriter and Ian Lui as underwriter for its Canada energy business. Both are based in Toronto. Zhou will report to Jennifer Arezes, head of property, construction and energy in Canada, who called

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Zurich Resilience Solutions in Canada adds new executive talent

March 2, 2022 by David Gambrill

Zurich Canada is growing Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS) in Canada, adding Scott Thomas to the team as the head of ZRS for Canada and Chris Snider as head of sales and distribution. “This investment in ZRS Canada talent is an exciting step on our journey

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Insurtech BOXX Canada names former Beazley chairman as president

February 24, 2022 by David Gambrill

Former Beazley Canada board chairman Phil Baker is now president of global cyber insurtech BOXX Canada. Baker also will be responsible for delivering BOXX’s insurance strategy globally as its global head of insurance. The Toronto-based and privately-held company helps businesses,