July 26, 2018 by Jason Contant
Aviva Canada reported Thursday that it has added to its executive teams in risk, claims and information technology.
Bryant Vernon is the new chief claims officer (CCO), Nicole Brouillard is the chief information officer (CIO) and Michel Dionne is the chief risk officer (CRO), the insurer said in a press release.
Having recently moved to Canada from the United States, Vernon brings “diverse and extensive” claims management experience from companies such as Liberty Mutual and Solera, a Texas-based company that provides risk management and asset protection software and services to the automotive and P&C industries. Prior to joining Aviva Canada this May, Vernon was global head of data science and services at Solera, where he helped insurance carriers improve profitability.
Aviva’s new CIO officially joined the Canadian leadership team in June. Brouillard recently held the role of CIO at Travelers Canada, and has held leadership roles at TD Canada Trust and Chubb. “Nicole is a strong technology strategist and brings a 20-year track record of delivering advanced technical and business transforming solutions to various Fortune 500 global companies,” the insurer said.
Dionne will assume his role effective Aug. 20. Dionne previously held the title of appointed actuary at Intact Financial Corporation. He brings a deep breadth of knowledge in reserving as well as personal and commercial lines pricing, bringing with him 27 years of experience from Intact to the role. Dionne is a fellow and active committee member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Casualty Actuarial Society.
Other new and interim appointments include: