About Us

Our team of senior insurance consultants brings to each assignment a diversity of underwriting and claims experience in both the insurance and reinsurance markets in Canada.

We are firm believers in the power of clear communication and our ability to communicate in both English and French is a valuable asset in building constructive relationships with all stakeholders in each project.

Please click on the names below to learn more about each member of our team.

Barbara Murray
Director

Barbara has over 25 years of experience in writing, editing and management. She has been with A.M. Associates since 2009 as editor and administrator.

bmurray@amassociates.ca

Robert Migneron
Senior Consultant

Robert has over forty years of experience in the Canadian Property/Casualty industry. He has held progressively senior front-line, management and executive roles with various national insurers in both Ontario and Quebec and with retail insurance brokers. His expertise spans the areas of commercial and personal underwriting as well as specialty lines such as E&O, D&O and Fiduciary Liability insurance, and he is also experienced in various training and development roles.

Robert is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada and holds a Fire Prevention Technician certificate from the University of Montreal.

rmigneron@amassociates.ca

Roger Fortier
Senior Consultant

Roger Fortier began his claims career as an independent adjuster in 1964 before moving to the company side as a claims examiner in 1972. He retired from Royal & Sun Alliance in 2003, where he was the national claims Quality Control Manager. During his time at RSA, he established audit standards and conducted many internal audits for the company.

Roger holds the Fellow Canadian Insurance Professional designation.

rfortier@amassociates.ca

Barbara Basta
Senior Consultant

Barbara Basta has over 30 years of wide ranging experience in Canadian and international insurance markets, with an emphasis on Casualty and specialty Commercial classes. She has held increasingly senior roles across all business lines throughout her career, most recently holding the position of Vice President, Underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company of Canada.

Barbara holds a Masters in Business Administration from Manchester University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada and a member of the Insurance Institute of Canada.

bbasta@amassociates.ca

Elaine Collier
Senior Consultant

Elaine Collier has over 30 years of broad-based property and casualty experience in the Canadian marketplace. During that time, she has been involved in primary, reinsurance and run-off business from a front line underwriting perspective to various senior management roles.

Elaine has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Victoria College, University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Kellogg Business School Executive program. She is a Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professional of the Insurance Institute of Canada, a Certified Risk Manager of the Global Risk Management Institute and a member of Risk Management Consultants of Ontario.

ecollier@amassociates.ca

Neil Bishop
Senior Consultant

Neil Bishop has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian Property/Casualty industry. He has held progressively senior front-line, management and executive roles with both national insurers and smaller regional companies. His expertise spans the areas of commercial and personal underwriting, claims, marketing, loss control and training.

Neil holds a Bachelor degree from McMaster University and was elected Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada in 1996.

nbishop@amassociates.ca

Janice Poneta
Senior Consultant

Janice Poneta has over 30 years experience in insurance and reinsurance claims management and internal audit. She began her career as a claims representative at Hartford and Zurich Insurance, before moving to Mercantile and General Reinsurance where she quickly progressed to Claims VP. She held several positions at Aviva Canada, including Manager Claims Audit and Internal Audit Manager. Her audit assignments have taken her across Canada and to the USA, England and Europe.

Janice has a Bachelor of Administration degree, and holds the designations of Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional, Certified Risk Manager and Certified Internal Audit.

jponeta@amassociates.ca

James Jacob
Client Coordinator

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