Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has named Peter Askew as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Canadian business, effective immediately.
Askew succeeds Donald Callahan, who has stepped down from the role in Canada after two decades, and will continue to support Askew. Callahan will remain with the reinsurance broker in Canada, dedicating his time and expertise to working with clients.
In his new role, Askew takes on responsibility for maintaining the success of the firm’s reinsurance broking activities in Canada, which includes Guy Carpenter’s Montreal and Toronto offices. He will have a focus on expanding both the depth and scope of solutions that are available to Canadian insurance providers.
Askew brings over 25 years of experience in the Canadian insurance and reinsurance sector having held a series of leadership roles throughout his career. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Guy Carpenter’s Canadian business, and prior to joining the broker, he served as Director of Canada, QBE Services.
John Trace, CEO, North America, commented: “I am delighted that Peter has taken the helm of our Canadian operations and that Don will continue to contribute to the success of our clients. Guy Carpenter’s long-term commitment to maintaining a deep talent pool is clearly evidenced by Peter’s promotion. 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.”