Volante announces senior Canada appointments
- Richard Newman, Robert Tsai and Steve Vandriel join to lead new MGA
- Team brings combined industry knowledge of over 63 years
- Expertise spans Canadian property, casualty and auto markets
London, 25 March 2019 – Volante Global Limited has announced the appointment of three senior underwriters to support the firm’s underwriting ambitions in Canada.
Richard Newman, Robert Tsai and Steve Vandriel have joined the company to lead its soon-to-be-launched MGA Volante Canada Limited. The new operation will provide property, casualty and automobile insurance products in all provinces and territories.
Newman has 20 years of casualty underwriting experience, including 16 years working across the Canadian insurance sector in various senior roles. Tsai has over 14 years of property market experience in Canada across both the insurance and reinsurance arenas, and in virtually all industry sectors. Vandriel brings over 29 years of automobile insurance industry experience in the Canadian market and has held senior positions at a number of international insurance carriers.
The business operates on Volante’s end-to-end, cloud-based underwriting platform, VTX. The highly automated system supports the underwriting process at every stage, enabling a speedy response to all submissions and ensuring consistency, cost-efficiency and transparency throughout.
The team will be based in Toronto.
Contacts details for the team are available here