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Wedgwood Insurance Announces Strategic Leadership Update

By June 25, 2024General
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We are excited to share some significant changes to our leadership structure at Wedgwood Insurance. These updates reflect our company’s recent growth and position us to leverage the unique talents of our team to achieve our strategic objectives in the coming years.

Meet Our Leadership Team

We are proud to introduce the members of our updated leadership team:

  • Geoff Wedgwood – Chairman of the Board
  • Tom Hickey – Chief Executive Officer
  • Kent Rowe – President & Chief Revenue Officer
  • Darlene Haley – Chief Operating Officer & Vice President, Personal Insurance
  • Chris Skinner – Chief Financial Officer
  • Lisa Butler – Vice President, Commercial Insurance
  • David Randell – Vice President, Western Newfoundland
  • Carol Gillingham – Personal Insurance Service Leader
  • Lacey Crickard – Personal Insurance Sales Leader

Leadership Update slide showcasing Wedgwood Insurance's leadership team. The top section has the Wedgwood Insurance logo and the text 'Leadership Update.' Below, there are profile pictures and names of nine leaders: Geoff Wedgwood (Chairman of the Board), Tom Hickey (Chief Executive Officer), Kent Rowe (President & Chief Revenue Officer), Darlene Haley (Chief Operating Officer & Vice President, Personal Insurance), Chris Skinner (Chief Financial Officer), Lisa Butler (Vice President, Commercial Insurance), David Randell (Vice President, Western Newfoundland), Carol Gillingham (Personal Insurance Service Leader), and Lacey Crickard (Personal Insurance Sales Leader).

Key Leadership Moves

We are pleased to announce the following key changes:

  • Tom Hickey has transitioned from President to Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Tom will lead all strategic initiatives for the company, ensuring we continue to grow and innovate in the insurance industry.
  • Kent Rowe has moved from Vice President, Commercial Lines to President and Chief Revenue Officer. Kent’s new responsibilities include overall leadership and driving the growth of our brokerage. His extensive experience in commercial lines will be invaluable as we expand our reach and services.
  • Darlene Haley has taken on the additional role of Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all internal business operations. Darlene’s leadership in personal insurance has been a significant factor in our success, and we are confident she will excel in this expanded role.
  • Lisa Butler has advanced from Commercial Lines Service Leader to Vice President of Commercial Insurance. Lisa will be responsible for all brokerage activities in our Commercial department, guiding our team to new heights with her expertise and vision.

Looking Forward

We are delighted to recognize and congratulate Tom Hickey, Kent Rowe, Darlene Haley, and Lisa Butler for taking on these additional responsibilities. Their leadership has been crucial to our success in recent years, and we look forward to their continued contributions in their new roles.

We believe these changes will better position us to meet our client’s needs, drive innovation, and achieve our strategic goals. We are excited about the future and remain committed to providing top-notch insurance solutions. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to grow and evolve. Thank you for your continued support.

For more information, contact us directly.

About Wedgwood Insurance

Wedgwood Insurance has offices in St. John’s & Corner Brook and is Newfoundland & Labrador’s largest independent insurance broker. We provide straightforward home, auto & business insurance advice.

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Jamie Ross leads the Marketing and Communications team at Wedgwood Insurance, renowned as one of Atlantic Canada’s premier independent insurance brokers. Bringing a wealth of experience amassed over many years at some of Canada's most esteemed advertising agencies, Jamie transitioned to the insurance industry in 2017. This pivotal move has marked a period of significant professional growth and contribution to the field. A native Nova Scotian, Jamie has been a resident of St. John's, NL, since 2011, where he has become an integral part of the local community. Learn more about Jamie.

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