CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jason Wubs, CEO, is responsible for managing Westland’s overall operations and leading the development and execution of the company’s long-term strategies. This includes continuing Westland’s expansion across Canada. Holding an MBA from SFU, Jason brings over 30 years of business, leadership and insurance expertise to the organization. Jason has been instrumental in fostering Westland’s inclusive culture, one that celebrates the equality and diversity of its employees and clients.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
As President & COO, Jamie Lyons oversees Westland’s business strategy and operations. Formerly EVP Insurance at Westland and holding an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, he brings a wealth of insurance and industry knowledge to the company. Jamie values Westland’s entrepreneurial, family-oriented culture, and its passionate and committed employees. He’s excited about delivering best-in-class customer experience and developing Westland as a leading broker with a national presence.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Allan Copping, CFO, is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in public accounting, real estate investment, management, and development. He is responsible for accounting, treasury management, planning & forecasting, tax, M&A support, finance and reporting. Allan is excited to be part of the rapidly growing and respected Westland brand and is looking forward to working collaboratively to improve our business and make Westland Canada’s leading insurance broker.
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
Keri Fraser, CPO, is responsible for all people-related aspects of Westland. Keri develops and oversees programs that ensure we attract, develop and engage our talented employees. A Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Keri brings over 20 years of experience in high-growth organizations. Keri values Westland’s kind and entrepreneurial culture. She is excited about implementing new, innovative technologies to support great employee experiences, satisfaction and engagement.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
As CIO, Paul Plischke leads the information technology department at Westland Insurance. With over 20 years of IT leadership experience, Paul has a solid reputation as a change agent for digital and IT departmental transformations. He is passionate about achieving business value through technology and aligning IT capabilities to the needs of the business, clients and employees. Paul is committed to enhancing Westland’s broker and client experience through digital enablement.
EVP, COMMERCIAL & SPECIALTY
As EVP, Commercial & Specialty, Donna Barclay oversees the national Commercial strategy, Westland MyGroup, and Group Benefits for Westland. Donna brings over 30 years of executive and underwriting leadership to Westland. She began her insurance career in The Continental’s underwriter training program and most recently served as President & COO of The Guarantee Company of North America. Donna appreciates Westland’s family roots, entrepreneurial spirit, values, track record and clarity of vision.
As EVP Insurance, Don Thompson oversees Westland’s digital brokerages, Zipsure and Nuera, claims, accounting operations, in-house insurance programs, underwriting, and Guardian risk managers. A Certified Public Accountant, Don brings to his role over 30 years of insurance company leadership and growth strategy experience. He appreciates the humble, family-oriented and collaborative culture at Westland, and he is excited about extending its organizational culture and expertise nationally across Canada.
As EVP Distribution, Tim Mackie oversees Westland’s national Personal Lines strategy and retail operations, sales and marketing. He holds an Executive MBA from Queens University and is a Certified Insurance Professional. With an active involvement in his own community, Tim appreciates the value that Westland places on its clients, employees and broader community. Tim is excited about the company’s growth plans and the benefits that will accrue as Westland implements new and improved technologies.