Meet our team

Jacinta Whyte

S. Jacinta Whyte, MC Inst. M, ACII

Deputy Group Chief Executive, Ecclesiastical Insurance, and General Manager & Chief Agent for Canada

Jacinta is General Manager and Chief Agent of the Canadian branch of Ecclesiastical Insurance, a position she has held since October 2003. In June 2013, she was appointed Deputy Group Chief Executive of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc. She was also appointed an Executive Director of the Ecclesiastical Group Board and a Member of the Board of Ansvar, Ecclesiastical’s subsidiary in Australia. In addition to leading her Canadian team, Jacinta is responsible for the Group’s general insurance operations worldwide, covering the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Colin Robertson, ACII, CRM

Vice President, Operations and Risk Control

Colin Robertson joined Ecclesiastical’s Canadian team in 2008 from Ecclesiastical, United Kingdom where he held progressively senior positions. Colin brings over 20 years of experience in management, underwriting, risk control and business development to his role. As Vice President Operations & Risk Control, Colin is accountable for and leads Ecclesiastical’ s marketing and regional operations Canada-wide. In addition, he is also responsible for the growth and evolution of the organization’s risk management practice and for developing innovative, proactive solutions for customers and broker partners

Colin Robertson
Jane Williamson

Jane Williamson, AICB, FCIP, CRM

Vice President, Claims

Jane joined Ecclesiastical in 2006 as Team Leader for Claims, having gained in-depth claims, business and marketing experience in progressively senior positions within the general insurance and financial services sector. Subsequently promoted to the position of Vice-President, National Programs, Jane led her team to deliver customized, innovative solutions to a wide range of organizations across Canada. As VP Claims Services, Jane is responsible for the development and implementation of Ecclesiastical’s claims strategy, leading the company’s national team of claims professionals, and delivering the kind of empathetic claims service that has made Ecclesiastical the first-choice specialist insurance company.

Lorna McIntosh, BA, CHRM

Vice President Human Resources

Lorna has over 15 years of progressive HR experience having worked in such large corporate environments as Bank of Montreal, Nesbitt Burns, Ernst & Young, Marsh, and Microsoft. Her career has been distinguished by a personal dedication to maximizing organizational efficiency and empowering others to succeed.

Lorna McIntosh
Joe McKeown

Joe McKeown, P.Eng., FCIP, CRM

Vice President Underwriting

Joe is Vice President, Underwriting for the Canadian branch of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc, a position he has held since April, 2016. Joe represents Ecclesiastical’s Canadian operation on the Group Centre of Excellence Committee for Underwriting. In addition to sitting on various Canadian Committees, Joe leads the Canadian Corporate Underwriting team, which has been established to work in concert with the other functional teams to achieve profitable growth for the Canadian operation of EIO.

Rob Jordan, BBA, FCIP, CRM

Vice President, Central Region and National Accounts

Rob joined Ecclesiastical in 2015 bringing more than 25 years of extensive industry experience to his role. He is responsible for leading Central Region’s underwriting team, as well as the National Accounts team. Rob’s expertise includes commercial property and casualty underwriting, reinsurance, business planning and marketing, and national account development.

Rob Jordan
Nina deSouza Jensen

Nina de Souza Jensen, BA, CIP

Vice President, Pacific Region

Nina joined Ecclesiastical in 2017. She is responsible for leading the Pacific team as they continue to build long-term relationships with our broker partners and provide insurance products, solutions and value-added services that meet our Western customers’ unique needs and further our reputation as the best specialist insurer in Canada.

Kevin Webster, FCIP, CRM

Vice President, Western Region

Kevin joined Ecclesiastical in February 2013 as Vice President, Western Region, bringing more than 15 years of successful commercial property and casualty underwriting and business development experience to his role. He is responsible for the continued development of the region’s long-term goals and for building relationships with Ecclesiastical’s independent broker partners and customers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Kevin Webster
Karl Biermann

Karl Bierman, BBA, CIP

Vice President, Eastern Region

Karl joined Ecclesiastical in 2017, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to his role. He is responsible for leading Eastern Region’s team as they continue to provide the kinds of insurance products, solutions and value-added services that meet customers’ unique needs and further our reputation as the best specialist insurer in Canada.