Calgary Herald : 2020-06-09

FINANCIAL POST : 21 : NP7

FINANCIAL POST

FINANCIAL POST NP7 TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020 CALGARY HERALD The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company is pleased to announce the following appointmen­ts, effective May 28, 2020 Ms. Catherine Best has been appointed as Board Chair Mr. Paul Soubry has been appointed to the Board of Directors Ms. Best has served on Wawanesa’s Board since 2012. She is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Calgary Health Region, and served as an Audit Partner at Ernst & Young prior to joining the Health Region. She has extensive governance experience, including her previous role as Chair of Wawanesa’s Audit Committee and her current roles on the boards of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Badger Daylightin­g Ltd., and Superior Plus Corporatio­n. Mr. Soubry is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NFI Group Inc. (formerly New Flyer Industries Inc.) one of the world’s leading bus and motor coach manufactur­ers employing over 9,000 people in 10 countries. Mr. Soubry currently serves on the boards of NFI Group Inc. and The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club/true North Sports and Entertainm­ent Limited. He has also served on the boards of the Mondetta Clothing Company, Economic Developmen­t Winnipeg Inc., and the Winnipeg Airports Authority. He was recognized as Canada’s 2016 CEO of the Year by the Financial Post and recently chaired the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre Capital Campaign that raised over $625 million. Ms. Best is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and has been an active member of the volunteer community in Calgary, currently serving on the boards of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Calgary Foundation and the Calgary Stampede Foundation. Mr. Soubry is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and completed the executive developmen­t program at Harvard Business School. The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is the largest Canadian Property and Casualty Mutual insurer with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of 10.5 billion. With over 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyhold­ers in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizati­ons that strengthen communitie­s where it operates, donating well above internatio­nally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthro­py. Learn more at wawanesa.com

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