Jo-Anne leads the HR, Marketing/Communications, Corporate Administration and Change Management functions at Sovereign Insurance. While this is a varied portfolio, they have one important thing in common: they’re all focused on enabling the Sovereign experience for clients, distribution partners and our employees.
Over the past 25 years, Jo-Anne has been passionate about creating great organizational cultures. As a leadership coach and HR professional, Jo-Anne recognizes the importance of empowering people to create an environment that allows each individual to be their best and do their best.
Starting her career in HR in the Life insurance industry in Toronto, Jo-Anne spent time working in the US with Swiss Re Life and Health, and returned to Canada joining Manpower Canada as HR Director. In 1998, she moved to Calgary to work with Sovereign as HR AVP. Over the past 10 years, Jo-Anne has taken on a broader mandate as part of the senior leadership team at Sovereign.
While she enjoys travelling and experiencing new destinations, one of her favorite pastimes is taking advantage of the diversity and cultural richness of Toronto, her home base.
Jo-Anne holds her BA from the University of Toronto, is a Certified Professional Coach and is a Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE) with HRPA.