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Big Moves: New CEO at Guy Carpenter Canada

October 19, 2020   by Canadian Underwriter Staff

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Peter Askew is the new president and CEO of Guy Carpenter & Company LLC’s Canadian operations.

He succeeds Donald Callahan, who stepped down from the role after 20 years.

Callahan will remain with Guy Carpenter in Canada, dedicating his time and expertise to working with clients. Askew has been a managing director at Guy Carpenter, a reinsurance broker and advisor owned by Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., for all but one year since 2009. Askew was director of Canada at QBE Services Inc. in 2016-17. From 1999 through 2009, Askew was executive vice president of Benfield Canada.

“Guy Carpenter’s long-term commitment to maintaining a deep talent pool is clearly evidenced by Peter’s promotion,” John Trace, Guy Carpenter’s CEO of North America, commented. “His decades of local market knowledge and understanding of the unique demands of our clients will ensure that our Canadian operations continue to go from strength to strength.”

In Canada, Guy Carpenter has offices in Toronto and Montreal.

Who: Peter Askew

New Role: President and CEO of Guy Carpenter & Company LLC’s Canadian operations.

P&C Experience: 25 years

Profile: Executive vice president  of Benfield Canada from 1999 through 2009. Director of Canada  at QBE Services Inc. in 2016-17


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