CEO & Attorney-In-Fact
Prior to joining CURIE, Patrick has spent the past three years leading national practices and risk advisory for some of the largest insurance brokerages in Canada. In addition to other senior executive leadership roles he had previously held in the United States and Canada, Patrick also served as the President and CEO of Zurich Canada from 2012-2017. He is a seasoned sector leader with over 25 years of experience in property and casualty insurance, specialty underwriting and alternative risk solutions.
Patrick brings a high degree of success, and looks forward to contributing to the development and growth of CURIE through innovation, strategic vision and customer-focused solutions.
VP , Finance & Operations
Rashid comes to us with more than 18 years of experience as a finance professional and chartered accountant with 14 of those years directly working in the Bermuda, UK, US, and Canadian Property & Casualty insurance markets in areas involving; regulations, risk, captives, Lloyds syndicates, and private equity. Rashid’s more recent accomplishments include serving as Finance Manager, Reinsurance & Capital Management for AIG Insurance in Canada. Rashid is a Chartered Professional Accountant, has professional accounting accreditations in the US (CPA) and UK (CA, ACCA) and holds certification as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
VP, Claims Manager
Prior to joining CURIE, Stewart held senior positions in the insurance industry in Toronto, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, he has his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation and RIMS Fellow designation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfred Laurier University. Please call Stewart with your claims and insurance-related concerns.
Senior Claims Examiner
As a Senior Claims Examiner, Michael’s responsibilities will include: examining property, liability, and educators errors & omissions claims that arise for our members with the Reciprocal and Excess Programs. In addition, Michael will also provide professional service and advice to our members in the areas of general insurance and policy coverage.
Senior IT & Member Services Leader
James joined the CURIE team in May 2012. With over five years of accounting experience he also holds a Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation. Please contact James with any inquiries on premium calculations and invoicing, endorsements, American Appraisals, FTE’s, certificates of insurance, information systems, CURIE website, and/or regulatory compliance issues.
Senior Risk & Loss Control Advisor
Jillian joined CURIE in September of 2014. Jillian has over 10 years experience in the insurance industry and has her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. Please contact Jillian with your claims, certificates of insurance, policies and general insurance-related concerns.
Office and Administrative Assistant
As the Office & Administrative Assistant, Karien’s responsibilities will include reception/office administration, event planning, Board of Director and Committee prep and minutes support, insurance/claims administration support, and Executive Assistant support. And she’ll directly report to me, with matrix reporting to Carrie and Stewart. Karien comes to us with more than 24 years of experience, having served as an Executive Administrative Assistant, Information Management Advisor, Office Administrator within various federal government departments in South Africa and more recent accomplishments serving as Secretary to the Board of Directors within a not for profit organization in Montreal.
Finance and Marketing Administrator
Felicity joined CURIE on January 2, 2018. She has her Bachelor’s in Adult Education certificate from Brock University and taught Computer Applications at Halton Business Institute and Sheridan College for 11 years. She is not new to CURIE because she worked part-time in the claims department during 2011. Felicity looks forward to supporting the accounting and claims departments at CURIE.
Senior Accounting & Financial Analyst
Joyce comes to us with more than 7 years of experience in Accounting and Finance and more recent work accomplishments serving as a Financial Analyst at Columbia International College and Senior Financial Analyst for the Sheridan College Student Union. Joyce has a Bachelor of Accounting from the Goodman School of Business at Brock University and is currently working towards her CPA designation.
Securing long-term, stable and cost-effective insurance coverage.
Managing claims effectively and in a way that recognizes the long-term interests of its members.
Providing a range of risk management and loss protection services.