Miriam Weerasooriya, Principal, Alta Vista Advisors Inc.
Miriam has over 25 years experience in all aspects of the insurance industry: claims, underwriting, risk management, marketing, new product development, contract analysis, and training and development.
She carries her brokers’ licences in all Canadian provinces and territories, providing front-line access to regulators in all jurisdictions. Her experience spans insurers, realty, brokerages, and consulting for various intermediaries. Her audit assignments have taken her across Canada, England, the United States and the Caribbean, reviewing all lines of business including property/casualty for commercial and personal risks, and specializing in professional liability and specialty lines such as D&O, E&O, and Environmental.
Miriam has a Bachelor of Business Administration and holds the designations of Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM). She is a board member of the Delegated Authority Reviewers’ Association (DARA), past board member of the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) Society, and past chair of the ethics sub-committee. She is active as a volunteer in youth activities for organizations such as Girl Guides and is a current member of Canadian Defense Lawyers (CDL).
Bridging the gap between clients’ and underwriters’ perspectives is a specialty. To stay grounded, Miriam enjoys singing, reading, and slo-pitch.