Wayne Briggs

Wayne Briggs

AVP, Commercial Automobile


Wayne Briggs is the AVP of Commercial Automobile for CNA Canada, and is responsible for the underwriting oversight and governance for CNA Canada Commercial Automobile.




Wayne has more than 40 years of commercial automobile underwriting and management experience, with strong expertise and broker relationships in the Canadian automobile marketplace.




Over the years, Wayne has underwritten all types of commercial automobile accounts, including long-haul common carriers, rental operations, public vehicles – taxi and buses, governments -- from risk-managed to non-fleet automobile accounts.




Prior to joining CNA, Wayne served in management positions at ACE (Chubb), Aviva, Economical, Zurich and Allstate. Wayne has also held senior underwriting positions with Markel and RSA.




Wayne co-authored industry response and endorsements to the automobile policy for Bill 18 in Ontario with the introduction of Vicarious Liability legislation. He also led a team that co-authored the updates to C48: Automobile Part II and authored the chapter on Commercial Automobile Underwriting for the new B220: Commercial Exposures and Solutions in partnership with the Insurance Institute of Canada.



By Wayne Briggs
AVP, Commercial Automobile
Risk and fleet managers handle a plethora of responsibilities with their commercial automobile fleet. One important task is ensuring every fleet vehicle to be insured is included in their automobile policy at inception. Not advising the insurer of an automobile can lead to a denial of coverage, potentially putting the corporation’s assets at risk should a loss occur.