Jacinta Whyte, Ecclesiastical Insurance
Deputy group chief executive; general manager and chief agent, Canadian business
With more than 45 years of experience in the insurance industry, Jacinta Whyte currently serves as deputy group chief executive of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group and the general manager and chief agent of the group’s Canadian business. In 2014, Whyte helped introduce and champion a dramatic new vision for Ecclesiastical Group: to become the most trusted and ethical specialist financial services group and to donate $82 million to charity by 2017. When that goal was accomplished, the company decided to double that number and donate an additional $163 million to charity by 2020.
Thanks to Whyte’s leadership, Ecclesiastical has built deep trust within the communities it serves and has been named one of Canada’s top employers for young people for eight consecutive years and one of Greater Toronto’s top employers for two consecutive years. In the UK, Whyte helped lead Ecclesiastical to be recognized as a most trusted insurance provider by Fairer Finance; in Canada, she oversaw the launch of the company’s Community Impact Grant, which has donated $1 million to local charities over three years.
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