Ronald E. Newcomb CIP

Retired President

PhotoNow enjoying full retirement, Ronald Newcomb began his very successful career in the insurance field with the General Accident Assurance Company in Winnipeg in 1947. Mr. Newcomb joined S.J. Kernaghan Adjusters in 1953. Along with Mr. Kernaghan, he worked tirelessly to build the company into a national firm. He held numerous positions at Kernaghan Adjusters, serving thirteen years as President, and after his retirement, served several years as Executive Director.

Acting on behalf of several insurers, Mr. Newcomb specialized in property and casualty claims, winding up claims and operations in several different regions of Canada. During his career, he amassed a thorough knowledge of surety bonds (performance of labour and material) as well as extensive experience in the settlement of complex property and liability claims.

Mr. Newcomb has served the insurance industry in many capacities including Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Insurance Institute of Canada, past President of the B.C. Insurance Institute, and past President of the B.C. and Manitoba Insurance Adjusters' Associations. He continues to be deeply interested in Kernaghan Adjusters and still contributes time to industry associations in British Columbia. In recognition of his distinguished career, Mr. Newcomb was honoured in 1993 as the Insurance Person of the Year.


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Professional, Prompt, and Efficient:

"In all this time I have been favourably impressed both by Kernaghan Adjusters as a firm and by all the individual adjusters in their employ. They are professional in their approach as well as prompt and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them as control adjusters on any Insurance Program." More.