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AXIS Insurance names new head of Canada claims

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 @ 12:54 PM | By John Chunn

AXIS Insurance has appointed Margaret Mede as head of Canada claims, effective immediately.

According to the firm’s press release, Mede, who will be based in Toronto, will lead a team that handles directors and officers, errors and omissions, employment, media, cyber, fidelity and general liability claims brought against Canadian-based insureds.

She joins AXIS from Temple Insurance Company, where she worked for two years as claims counsel. At Temple, she handled high-severity liability claims, provided claims oversight for several MGA programs and collaborated with underwriters on product development.

Prior to Temple, Mede was specialty claims examiner at Chubb, where she also worked with the Office of the General Counsel to provide coverage advice and other in-house legal support to business units.

She holds a law degree from McGill and a master’s degree in international business law from University College London. She has been called to the bar in Quebec and Ontario and is a licensed commercial lines claim adjuster in Quebec.

Brad Randell, AXIS’s head of Canada insurance, commented: “We are committed to providing the very best claims service to all our clients and our team is well-respected across a broad range of classes. Margaret brings extensive experience handling high-complexity liability claims and is a valuable addition to our claims team.”