“By challenging the status quo and focusing on the power of working together, we are driving our organization forward to lead, not follow, to create greater success for our partners.”
Silvy Wright has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northbridge Financial Corporation since May 15, 2011. Prior to this role, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Markel Insurance.
Under her leadership, four separate insurance companies were successfully brought together under one strong Northbridge operating group. Today, Northbridge’s three brands leverage combined talent and capabilities, and successfully operate through distinct distribution channels. Northbridge Financial has become the third largest commercial property and casualty insurance group in Canada.
In 2019, Silvy was elected by the Insurance Bureau of Canada to serve as Chair of the Board. Silvy is passionate about promoting the importance of education. She has served as a National Campaign Cabinet member for Pathways to Education since 2016 in an effort to help vulnerable youth graduate. She also raised the profile of insurance education as Chair of the Board for the Insurance Institute of Canada in 2015 and was recognized with an honorary CIP designation in 2017.
Silvy is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Toronto.