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Carol Jardine, FCIP, CRM, ICD.D


Carol joined Tarion’s Board in 2023 and her current term expires in 2026. She is currently a member of the Audit & Risk, Investment and Stakeholder Committees.

Carol retired from her role as President of Wawanesa’s Canadian Property & Casualty Operations and Executive Vice President of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company in early 2023. As President, Carol was accountable for the profitable performance of $3.3B in underwriting premium, meeting the needs of members in communities across Canada. Joining Wawanesa in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in 2016, Carol has enjoyed a multi-decade career that included President and COO of Canadian Northern Shield Insurance prior to its sale to RSA; President of CUMIS General Insurance, prior to its sale to the Co-operators; Vice President TD Bank, responsible for insurance Claim Services; as well as the Vice President of Personal Insurance and Vice President of Claims at RSA Canada. 

As an active Board member, Carol most recently was the Chair of the Board of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction; a member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and its Audit Committee; a founding Board member of Équité and past Vice Chair of CANATICS; as well as a Director of Western Financial Group a subsidiary of Wawanesa Mutual.  In the last two decades she has enjoyed serving on corporate and a number of not-for-profit boards.   

In 2022 Carol was honoured with the National Established Leader by the Insurance Institute of Canada and in 2023 with the Lew Dunn award by the Women Insurance Cancer Crusade. She has been named to the Insurance Business Global 100 in 2021, and the Insurance Business Canada’s Elite Women in 2020.  A Fellow of Distinction was awarded to her by the Insurance Institute of Ontario, as well as the Centennial Award by the Insurance Institute of Canada. A graduate from Rotman School of Management she holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation, a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional and a Canadian Risk Management designation. She attended Queen's University Executive Development Program and is a graduate in Chemical Engineering Technology from Seneca College in Toronto.  Carol lives on a farm near Schomberg, Ontario and is an active equestrian.