A Fond Farewell

Announcing the Retirement of John GarnerWe wanted to share an important announcement from your friends at Trisura.
Following an outstanding and exemplary insurance career spanning four decades, John Garner will be retiring from his role as CFO of Trisura Guarantee on June 30.

John co-founded Trisura in 2005, and played a crucial role in our early formation as a fledgling insurance company and has been instrumental ever since in our ongoing success as one of Canada’s fastest growing and most profitable insurers.  His passion for the insurance industry, tireless work ethic, keen and insightful business mind, close relationships with and deep understanding of our brokers, great sense of humour and absolute integrity have helped shaped Trisura’s unique culture.   Many of you have had the good fortune of getting to know John over the years and I am sure you will agree he is the epitome of a gentleman.

John has enjoyed a remarkable career.  He attended McGill University as an undergraduate, then received a Master’s in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and became CA in 1978. John began work with Clarkson Gordon where he was a consultant to insurance brokerages across Canada and later accepted a senior role with Trivest, leading a team which invested in, and provided advisory services to, insurance brokers in the 1980’s and 90’s.  After Trivest, John became CFO of Wellington Insurance and subsequently London Guarantee where he remained until the company was sold in 2002.  John then returned to his insurance broker consulting roots with Cookson Walker, until he helped found Trisura Guarantee in 2005, assuming the role of CFO.

John’s guidance and counsel will be missed by all of us at Trisura.  Fortunately, we are in good hands with the promotion of David Scotland to CFO of Trisura Guarantee.  David has done a tremendous job for Trisura as our VP Finance and Controller over the past 8 years, and has been mentored by John with this ultimate transition in mind.  Although David has big shoes to fill, he is very capable and knowledgeable and is backed by an extraordinary team and we are confident he will flourish in his new role.

Please join all of us in wishing John a happy and healthy retirement, and offering congratulations to both John and David.

Mike George