Matthew is the VP Finance, Claims & Corporate Affairs at Sovereign Insurance. As a seasoned business leader with 13 years in the insurance industry he offers a breadth of knowledge and experience.
Matthew articled with Grant Thornton in Nova Scotia before moving to Toronto to finish his accounting designation with BDO. He then completed his in-depth tax training with PwC prior to moving from public accounting to the insurance industry in 2005. Matthew took a finance position with RSA Canada where he then went on to hold various senior roles across the organization from finance to CEOs office to claims. During his time at RSA, he also spent two years in the international division in the UK learning about the global insurance industry. On a quest to continue broadening his knowledge base, Matthew moved into the insurance services side of the industry building out a risk management and project management function while intimately involved in the development of a corporate strategy.
Throughout his career Matthew has always enjoyed roles that drive business forward and have an impact. Since joining Sovereign in the spring of 2018, he has demonstrated this passion and ability to dive in.
Matthew is based out of Toronto where he can often be found training for his next marathon or triathlon in between chasing his three young girls around.
In addition to his CPA, CA, Matthew also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University as well as a Project Management Professional designation.