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Silvy Wright elected chair of the Insurance Institute board of governors

Insurance Institute of Canada elects new board members The Insurance Institute of Canada celebrated its 60th annual general meeting in Toronto, Ontario on October 19, 2013, electing Silvy Wright as its chair of the board of governors. The Insurance Institute is the premier professional education body for the property & casualty insurance industry in Canada.

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Northbridge Financial Corporation pledges $1million to Pathways to Education

Majority of Canadians say youth are unprepared for the job market Canadian youth are settling back into school this month, with their sights firmly set on their future careers. But some are unprepared for the job market when they graduate, creating industry-specific labour shortages that weigh heavily on the economy, says Pathways to Education Canada. […]

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Wayne Connelly named President of Federated Insurance

Silvy Wright, CEO of Northbridge Financial Corporation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Connelly as President of Federated Insurance, effective June 1, 2013. Wayne has been with Federated Insurance since 1995 and has held a number of key leadership positions throughout his career with the company. In his new role as President, Wayne […]

Lambert Morvan

Lambert Morvan joins Northbridge as Chief Underwriting Officer

Northbridge Financial Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Lambert Morvan to the position of Chief Underwriting Officer. In his new role he will have oversight over the corporate underwriting and actuarial teams. Lambert is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and has more than 17 years of experience in the Canadian insurance […]

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Northbridge Insurance launches new Manufacturers’ Choice™ solution

Northbridge Insurance announced today the launch of its new insurance solution that is tailored specifically towards the manufacturing industry. The  new Manufacturers’ Choice solution* is an important part of Northbridge Insurance’s strategy to broaden its product offering and provide focused underwriting and risk management expertise to customers and brokers in targeted business sectors. “Creating greater […]

Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood joins Northbridge as Chief Information Officer

Northbridge Financial Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Wood to the position of Chief Information Officer. Andrew comes to Northbridge® with over 25 years of progressive IT leadership experience, most recently as Global IT Chief of Staff and Head of Enterprise Architecture at Aon Risk Solutions. “Andrew possesses the knowledge, passion and […]

Lana Wood

Lana Wood joins Northbridge Insurance as Executive Vice President, Western Region

Northbridge Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Lana Wood to the position of Executive Vice President, Western Region. Lana joins the company with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian insurance industry. After successful careers with RSA and Marsh, she most recently served as President and CEO of Western Financial Group. “Lana […]

Jean-François Béliveau

Northbridge Insurance announces its new leadership for the Quebec region

I am very pleased to announce that Jean-Francois Béliveau will be joining the Northbridge Insurance team as Executive Vice-President, Quebec, commencing October 3, 2011. In line with our previous announcement, Northbridge Insurance comprises the existing subsidiaries of Lombard, Markel and Commonwealth – combining them into one, united brand, as of January 1st, 2012. As many […]

Northbridge to create new connected organization – three subsidiaries to operate under one brand

Company moves to gain competitive advantage through leveraging combined expertise and strengths. Northbridge Financial Corporation, one of Canada’s leading commercial insurance groups, announced today, that three of its’ subsidiaries, Lombard Insurance, Commonwealth Insurance and Markel Insurance will operate under one brand, Northbridge Insurance, to support its broker partners. Federated Insurance will continue to operate as […]

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Silvy Wright assumes office of President and CEO of Northbridge

Northbridge Executive Changes Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ( TSX:FFH and FFH.U) announces that Mark Ram has decided to retire as the President and CEO of Fairfax’s wholly-owned  Northbridge Financial Corporation subsidiary, effective May 15, 2011. Mark has been with the Fairfax organization for over twenty years and has been instrumental in its Canadian operations as […]