Grace Patenall, LLB, MBA, is global chief legal officer at World Travel Protection (WTP), a subsidiary of the Zurich Insurance Group, and has been practicing law for over 20 years. Following a decade in litigation as in-house counsel for a prominent insurance provider, she moved into private practice, working for one of Canada’s largest law firms in the financial services group, with a focus on insurance regulatory matters. She joined WTP in 2017 as general counsel.
In her current role, Patenall leads and manages legal operations for WTP’s offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada, which collectively provide coverage to more than 20 million business and leisure travelers per year, and 24/7 access to a team of medical, security, and operational experts who assure travelers are looked after anywhere in the world.
A devoted mother of three, she is passionate about giving back to the community, contributing her leadership skills to student associations at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and as a board member for the East End Children’s Centre in Toronto.