Insurance veteran joins Zurich Canada as Head of General Property

Toronto, February 18, 2020

David Spagnuolo brings more than 20 years of underwriting experience to his new role.


David Spagnuolo has joined Zurich Canada as Vice President, Head of General Property.

Spagnuolo has more than 23 years of experience in the insurance industry, including the last 17 years with Munich Re of Canada.

In his time at Munich Re and Temple Insurance, a member company of Munich Re Group, he served in a variety of underwriting positions, including Vice President, Commercial Underwriting, and Vice President, Strategic Partners. He previously worked at AXA Insurance Canada as a senior underwriter.

Spagnuolo has a strong track record of underwriting property and engineering risks (including construction and boiler machinery), developing talent, delivering on key performance indicators and developing products and guidelines.

In his new role with Zurich Canada, Spagnuolo joins the property lines leadership team and will focus on the execution of operational excellence and underwriting strategy across all customer segments. The regional General Property underwriting teams and the National Accounts Property teams will report to Spagnuolo, who reports to Yvonne Steiner, Senior Vice President, Head of Property Lines, Zurich Canada.

Spagnuolo is a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and holds a designation in Canadian Risk Management (CRM). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto.

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