In 2018, she was recruited by Chubb in Toronto, where she was until recently Vice President and Senior Counsel, Accident and Health.
At Canadian Premier, she supports the implementation of corporate compliance initiatives and advises management on privacy, complaints and litigation.
This spring, a series of leadership appointments took place in Toronto to support the company’s growth. Nigel Branker became Chairman and CEO last April. Former President of Health & Productivity Solutions at LifeWorks (formerly Morneau Shepell), he succeeded Suzette Huovinen, who returned to Minnesota to take up a senior executive position with the parent company, after holding the reins of the Canadian subsidiary. over the past three years.
Three executives of the company were also appointed to management positions in March 2022. Graham Kent became chief operating officer. Cassandra Tontini was appointed as Chief Risk Officer and John Burns as Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer.
These changes follow the announcement, on December 13, 2021, of the company’s acquisition of Sun Life of Canada’s special markets business, which includes association, affinity group and insurance plans. debt insurance.
The transaction should be completed in early 2023, according to the press release issued on this occasion. The insurer then announced its intention to invest and grow in Canada, both internally and through acquisitions and strategic partnerships.
In 2020, the company became the owner of the Gerber Life portfolio in Canada. In 2018, it unveiled a new brand image intended to reinforce its strategy to increase its presence in the Canadian market.
First in Canada was owned until 2016 by Ivari (ex-Transamerica Vie), which sold it to Securian Financial along with a group of other companies. This group, whose offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg have 143 employees serving 2 million customers, includes Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company, Legacy General Insurance Company, CRI Canada and Selient.
The company had already been part of the acquisition of a group of companies concluded by the American reinsurer Wilton Re in October 2014, which notably included Transamerica Life Canada.
Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company is the new name adopted by Citadelle Life Insurance Company on January 1uh January 1994.