October 12, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich
Tina Osen, currently president of HUB TOS in British Columbia, will take on duties as HUB Canada’s new president.
“Tina will champion our commitment to growing in Canada, where HUB’s roots are,” Marc Cohen, the recently appointed president of HUB International Limited, reports in a statement from the Chicago-based global insurance brokerage.
Leveraging her proven successful strategies in client advocacy and marketplace relationships, Osen will “support of the HUB culture in British Columbia for all of HUB’s Canadian operations, driving organic growth and continued expansion through mergers and acquisitions,” the statement notes.
For his part, Chad Robertson, currently regional president, Canada West, has been named executive vice president (EVP) of international business and growth initiatives for HUB.
Robertson will work to build a broader spectrum of offerings for HUB clients throughout North America, creating innovative client-focused products and initiatives, as well as co-ordinate HUB’s relationships and business at Lloyds.
“Chad will expand our ambitions to drive new growth programs with other marketplaces for all of our North American operations,” says Cohen, to whom both Osen (pictured right) and Robertson (pictured below left) will report.
The right leadership team is “necessary to maintaining our position and fuelling our ambitions as we take advantage of the exciting changes in the insurance industry,” says HUB International chairman and CEO Martin Hughes.
“HUB’s organic growth and mergers and acquisitions efforts, is creating new opportunities for where and how we do business,” Hughes adds.
Last month, HUB International announced the appointments of Cohen, Larry Lineker as EVP and Richard Gulliver as vice chairman – all effective Jan. 1, 2017 – and reported the company’s new structure would address growth and innovation to support future business strategies.
“It was a logical step in our business planning to put the right people in place to support our growth and to address the changing dynamics in the insurance industry,” Hughes said at the time.
Among Hub International’s most recent acquisitions in Canada was Barrie, Ont.-based Sarjeant Insurance Brokers Limited, which specializes in property and casualty insurance solutions, including auto, residential, recreational vehicle and watercraft insurance, as well as “private client services” for valuables and collections, fine arts, wine collections and personal excess liability.