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Insurance industry veteran to lead Zurich Canada programs

May 24, 2019

Jeff Burke has joined Zurich Canada as head of programs.

Jeff BurkeBurke brings 30 years of experience in the Canadian insurance marketplace, the bulk of which has been spent in the programs market.

Burke is responsible for leading the market-facing business team in Zurich Canada's programs portfolio. He and his team are accountable for identifying and executing on the strategy for the growth, compliance and profitability of the programs portfolios.

Burke will work closely with colleagues in claims, risk engineering, actuarial, regional and national marketing and some key line-of-business experts to support this business segment.

Before joining Zurich, Burke held a series of roles of increasing responsibility in the property and casualty market with Guardian Insurance Company, ACE INA, Arthur J. Gallagher Group and, most recently, as assistant vice president, national programs, with Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance.

“We are enthusiastic to have someone of Jeff's remarkable talents and keen insurance acumen joining our leadership team,” said Saad Mered, Zurich Canada CEO.

Burke reports to Greg Irvine, head of Specialty Products.