Leadership team

Rob Marsh

Rob Marsh, President, Liberty Mutual Canada

Rob Marsh (he/him) is the President of Liberty Mutual Canada. In this role, he is responsible for the culture, leadership, strategy, and overall performance of Liberty’s Canadian operation which consists of approximately 250 insurance professionals across five offices.

Rob has over 15 years of experience in commercial and specialty insurance, and he has taken on key leadership roles of increasing responsibility in both Toronto and Calgary during his over 10 years at Liberty. Rob is passionate about his team and the development of top talent, and he has a track record of achieving market-leading growth and profitability.

As a Founding Curator of Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, Rob is passionate about local community work, the betterment of Canada, and addressing key global challenges. He is the Founder and Past President of S-drive, a federally incorporated non-profit dedicated to the personal and professional development of young professionals through networking, philanthropy and community engagement. He also co-chairs the North American Underwriting Council; is a champion of diversity, equity & inclusion; and has taken on a lead role in developing Liberty’s global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) underwriting strategy.

Rob holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s Smith School of Business.

Chris Corbeil, Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy & Corporate Development

Chris Corbeil (he/him) is the Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy & Corporate Development at Liberty Mutual Canada.

In this wide-ranging role, Chris’s responsibilities include the successful development and execution of corporate strategies, initiatives, and priorities. In addition, Chris is responsible for Liberty Mutual Canada’s Reinsurance function as well as our Program & MGA business. Chris also serves as Chief of Staff to Liberty Mutual Canada President, Rob Marsh.

Chris is a seasoned insurance leader with experience underwriting and developing products for both Canadian and multinational insurers. Throughout his time at Liberty, Chris’s strategic mindset and ability to challenge the status quo has helped the organization achieve significant success.
Chris is keenly focused on “making things better,” whether for customers, business partners, or employees. Chris believes that to operate at the highest level, it is crucial for the organization to appropriately recognize and leverage the talent, expertise, and perspective that exists within each of our functional areas, while driving collaboration and ensuring alignment on key business priorities.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree from the University of Calgary, Chris has earned several industry designations, including Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Canadian Risk Management (CRM), and Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB).

Haseeb Jalal, Senior Vice President, Head of Finance & Controller

Haseeb Jalal (he/him) is the Senior Vice President, Head of Finance & Controller at Liberty Mutual Canada. In this role, he leads the finance and risk management functions. One of his core responsibilities is to enhance business reporting analysis to allow for business growth and make strategic changes to grow profitability. During his time with Liberty, Haseeb has also significantly overhauled the risk management framework, and is looking to continue making broad scale process improvements.

Haseeb prides himself on being a people leader. The most important resource in any company is its people, and Haseeb looks to find opportunities to improve employee engagement daily. He actively involves himself in making sure the team is motivated, focused on building their career path and progressing within it, and finding better ways to collaborate. Haseeb recognizes that the talent is strongest asset of the company, and ultimately, investing in people is investing in continued success for Liberty Mutual Canada.

Haseeb is a passionate leader and has over 15+ years of experience in finance, with over 10 years in the insurance industry. He has experience related to key financial concepts, including financial planning and analysis, regulatory and tax compliance, finance operations, risk management, and process improvement projects. He is a Certified Chartered Accountant and holds a CPA, CA designation, and is in the process of obtaining his Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation.

Janette McGrath, Senior Vice President, Operations & Technology

Janette McGrath (she/her) is the Senior Vice President, Operations & Technology of Liberty Mutual Canada. In this role, she provides strategic guidance and leadership to our Operations and Technology functions and is responsible for accelerating our organization’s technology and digital evolution by delivering innovative solutions. She continues to streamline operational capabilities to drive consistency and process excellence throughout the organization.

Janette is an experienced and passionate change leader with over 25 years of experience in P&C insurance, operations and technology. Throughout her career, Janette has built a reputation for driving results to transform businesses, placing an emphasis on continually making things better.

Janette’s team exists to drive excellence in execution, to support top-line growth, and to manage efficiencies with operational and digital transformation. They value progress over perfection, drive decisions backed by data, and embrace an experimental approach through testing and learning and close collaboration with our end-users.
Janette has earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA), as well as two master’s certificates in both Innovation Leadership and Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt, from York University’s Schulich School of Business.

Jessica Seppi

Jessica Seppi, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

Jessica Seppi (she/her) has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience with a varied background, including claims, underwriting, in-house legal, compliance and regulatory work. Jessica’s role at Liberty Mutual Canada as Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer involves providing legal support and advice, compliance oversight as well as strategic advice to all of the underwriting groups, senior management and other corporate departments.

Leanne Desai

Leanne Desai, Senior Vice President, Head of Claims

Leanne Desai (she/her) is the Senior Vice President, Head of Claims at Liberty Mutual Canada. Under her leadership, claims professionals are empowered to make decisions and encouraged to provide creative solutions to complex claim issues. Local authority and collaboration with our underwriting partners allow the claims team to proactively manage claims with a commitment to excellent results.

Leanne firmly believes in taking a customer centric approach to claims, valuing the relationships that we build with clients and partners.

Sandy Bernier

Sandy Bernier, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Sandy Bernier (she/her) is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Liberty Mutual Canada. In this current role, Sandy is responsible for leading Liberty’s overall human resources strategy and oversees a team of HR professionals that provide the full spectrum of HR services. She also works as a creative business partner and problem solver linking HR strategy to organizational goals and offering solutions to complex HR challenges.

Sandy is a change advocate who believes it is important to challenge the status quo to make things better. Sandy also has expertise in employee relations, organizational design, change management, total rewards, talent development, performance, training, HRIS and talent acquisition. She believes that people are Liberty Mutual Canada’s greatest asset, and that Liberty’s open, collaborative culture encourages teamwork and creative thinking and ideas, plays a key role in helping our team achieve strong financial results.

Sandy is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), a Certified Coach, and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) and taught part-time for almost 10 years at a local community college in the HR Diploma Program.

Taylor Shields, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Distribution

Taylor Shields (she/her) is the Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Distribution at Liberty Mutual Canada. In her expansive role at Liberty, Taylor leads all activities related to marketing, distribution, and communications, driving key strategic initiatives within these functions to support business goals and priorities. Taylor’s customer-centric approach has allowed her to help demonstrate the unique expertise and value that Liberty Mutual Canada offers through thought leadership, customer engagement, and process improvement.

Taylor firmly believes in putting people first and clients at the center of everything Liberty does. She is also a supporter of community engagement, social responsibility and philanthropy.

Taylor has worked in the property and casualty insurance industry for over 14 years. Over this time, she has gained experience leading initiatives within marketing, communications, business development and underwriting. Taylor graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Commerce and has earned the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation, from the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies as well as a certificate in Digital Marketing Management. She is a believer in continuous learning and development and has participated in various leadership courses, including the Queen’s University Executive Education Strategy program.

Todd Armstrong

Todd Armstrong, Executive Vice President, Underwriting

Todd Armstrong (he/him) is the Executive Vice President, Underwriting at Liberty Mutual Canada. In his current role, Todd is responsible for strategic guidance and managerial direction of all underwriting and risk services units across Canada. Over the past twelve years at Liberty Mutual Canada, he has played a key role in the growth and success of our Canadian organization, expanding his leadership footprint and building strong relationships in the industry.

Todd firmly believes that cross-functional collaboration and a solutions-oriented culture drive best-in-class outcomes for our customers. Todd enjoys working as both a mentor and coach, recognizing the importance of these roles in fostering engaged and diverse talent within Liberty Mutual Canada.

Todd is a graduate of Ivey Business School at Western University and lives with his spouse, son and daughter in the greater Toronto area. He brings a unique perspective to his role, with more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience across commercial and specialty underwriting, claims, risks services and operations.

Walter Fransen

Walter Fransen, Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary

As Liberty Mutual Canada’s Chief Actuary, Walter Fransen (he/him) brings more than 30 years of actuarial and senior leadership experience from across the Canadian insurance industry, including personal lines, commercial lines, and reinsurance. Walter has a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics and physics from Concordia University in Montreal, and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, as well as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Walter’s experience covers the entire range of pricing, reserving, data analytics, portfolio analysis and profitability metrics, cat modeling, financial planning, capital stress testing, regulatory reporting, and reinsurance.

Walter believes that one of Liberty Mutual Canada’s biggest differentiators are its people and culture. More specifically, the strong sense of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism, and the intrinsic sense that everyone is working towards the common goal of exceeding our customer’s expectations.