Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. announced the appointment of Carol Jardine as president of Wawanesa’s Canadian property and casualty (P/C) operation. Prior to her appointment, Jardine was senior vice president and chief strategy officer, a position she assumed when joining the company in 2016.
“It’s an exciting time in our company as we accelerate the transformation of Wawanesa with a strategy that Carol Jardine has been instrumental in developing,” said Jeff Goy, CEO of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.
“I am truly honoured for the opportunity to lead our P/C organization at this strategic moment in time for this highly respected name in Canadian insurance,” said Jardine. “Among my top objectives for the business is to strengthen our relationship with the 1,700 brokerages that offer our products to Canadians. As our industry moves further into the digital age, I look forward to creating innovative partnerships with our brokers for mutual success.”
In addition to her leadership role at Wawanesa in strategy development, Jardine played a key role in the acquisition of Western Financial Group and Western Life Assurance in 2017. Prior to joining Wawanesa, Jardine held executive roles at Canadian Northern Shield, TD Insurance, CUMIS Group and RSA Insurance. She was named a Fellow of Distinction by the Fellows of the Insurance Institute of Ontario in 2011.
Jardine currently serves as director of the Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction with a focus on climate change risk mitigation, and was the founding vice-chair of CANATICS, an industry organization dedicated to fraud identification and reduction.
In the community, Jardine has made significant contributions as a board member or adviser to multiple organizations and causes in areas such as youth opportunities, risk prevention and community health.
Founded in 1896, Wawanesa has C$3 billion (US$2.4 billion) in annual revenue and assets of more than C$9 billion (US$7.1 billion). Winnipeg-based Wawanesa Mutual is the parent company of: Wawanesa General, which offers P/C insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada.
Source: Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.