Vice-president, commercial insurance
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Anna McCrindell leads Wawanesa’s commercial insurance executive office team and is responsible for financial performance, strategic and operational planning, and execution of underwriting strategies for the insurer’s Canadian commercial P&C and farm business. Since being recruited out of university into a commercial underwriting training program, McCrindell has amassed 30 years of commercial underwriting and leadership experience at global and Canadian organizations. She won the Woman of Distinction Award at the 2019 Insurance Business Canada Awards and is a member of the board of governors and chair of the academic council for the Insurance Institute of Canada.
McCrindell says she derives daily inspiration from the pace of change in the industry, along with the opportunity to make a difference and provide solutions that help to protect what people and businesses care about most. “Looking ahead, my hope is that we continue to not only provide insurance coverage solutions, but also work with our broker partners to help mitigate future losses through education and loss prevention initiatives,” she says.