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New Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Underwriter as veteran journalist David Gambrill returns

November 13, 2017   by Canadian Underwriter

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TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2017 /insPRESS/ – Newcom Business Media Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gambrill as Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Underwriter.

“David is an award-winning writer and editor who’s arguably Canada’s most experienced and knowledgeable insurance journalist,” says Ian Portsmouth, Managing Director of Newcom’s Insurance Media Group, which publishes Canadian Underwriter, Claims Canada, the Ontario Insurance Directory and other online vehicles for property and casualty insurance professionals in Canada. “David is held in high esteem by veterans of this industry, and I am delighted with the opportunity to work with him on extending Canadian Underwriter’s leadership in the insurance media market.”

David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Underwriter

David returns to the same role he occupied from 2005 to 2012. Under his editorial leadership, traffic to tripled, and the magazine won Kenneth R. Wilson Awards from the Canadian Business Press. At the invitation of major insurance organizations, David frequently spoke at a variety of industry functions, including events organized by A.M. Best, the Insurance Institute of Canada and Aviva Canada.

“I am delighted, proud and privileged to rejoin a magazine that has a long history of consistently leading the field in insurance business journalism,” says David. “Canadian Underwriter features an excellent team dedicated to helping insurance professionals excel in their careers and business. I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to guide the production of timely, informative and relevant content, offered in a wide variety of print and digital formats.”

For most of the past five years, David served in a senior communications role with the Insurance Institute of Canada. Prior to his first stint at Canadian Underwriter, David wrote for and edited several respected trade newspapers and magazines, including Occupational Health and Safety, Law Times and Canadian Lawyer, where he won a Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Best Profile.


About Canadian Underwriter
Founded in 1934, Canadian Underwriter remains the go-to publication of Canada’s property and casualty insurance market. Through its website, monthly magazine and daily newsletter, Canadian Underwriter delivers the news, analysis and insight that insurance and risk professionals need to succeed. Visit

About Newcom Business Media Inc.
Family owned and operated, Newcom Business Media inc. is Canada’s premier B2B publisher, delivering information and marketing services to a wide variety of industries through magazines, websites, trade shows and events. Visit


For further information, contact Ian Portsmouth at 416-510-6800 or ian[at]

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