Andrew Voroney has been appointed as the new executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO) of SGI CANADA, effective June 1, 2021.

With 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, including the past five years serving as SGI CANADA’s vice president of commercial lines and regional vice president (RVP), Saskatchewan Operations, Voroney brings a wealth of industry knowledge, strong corporate background and innovative leadership to the position.

Building on an industry background in underwriting, product development and risk analysis, Voroney joined SGI CANADA in 2016. Since that time, he’s led the Commercial Underwriting and Product Management teams nationally as VP, and broadened his areas of responsibility into Personal lines, claims and broker partnership as RVP, bridging corporate and operational responsibilities. He has successfully managed profitable growth, streamlined processes and expanded the company’s use of technology and innovation.

“While these priorities are important, the relationships we have with our staff, partners and customers are at the heart of our business, and these are all areas where Andrew excels,” said president and CEO Andrew Cartmell. “He’s developed strong teams and leaders who can confidently face the challenges of our ever-evolving industry, and support productive, successful partnerships with brokers. This all leads to providing an exceptional experience for customers.”

“I’m excited to take on the role of COO of such a fantastic organization, at a critical point in our industry,” said Voroney. “Technology, the reinvention of our processes and services and the changes in our broker network present new opportunities for the future. It’s a privilege to be tasked with overseeing the exciting innovations SGI CANADA has planned, while staying true to our company’s roots of strong customer and broker service.”

Voroney will be replacing outgoing EVP and COO, Randy MacFarlane, as he transitions to retirement at the end of this year. Until that time, MacFarlane will lead the Corporate Insurance Division of SGI CANADA as EVP and chief insurance officer (CIO).

“It’s crucial that we have the right people leading SGI CANADA into the future, to ensure we remain a stable, consistent and sophisticated insurer our partners and customers can count on,” said Cartmell. “Andrew will hit the ground running in his new role given both the corporate knowledge he’s gained and his hands-on experience running day-to-day operations. He truly understands our business and how to make it work.”