Cowan Insurance names leader for new agri-commercial business practice

Cowan Insurance names leader for new agri-commercial business practice | Insurance Business

Cowan Insurance names leader for new agri-commercial business practice

Cowan Insurance Group has appointed Ken Worsley to serve as account executive, vice-president of the company’s newest agri-commercial practice.

A release said that Worsley’s appointment takes effect February 13, 2019.

Worsley has more than 20 years of insurance experience, with a specific focus on helping clients manage their agriculture-related risks. He was most recently a division vice-president for agriculture, transportation and risk services for Economical Insurance. He received his degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Seneca College and also holds designations from the Insurance Institute (CIP) and the Global Risk Management Institute (CRM).

“With strong roots in rural communities and existing industry segments in manufacturing, construction, technology and transportation, Cowan is uniquely positioned to support the needs of agri-commercial business from coast to coast,” said Cowan Insurance Group president Heather McLachlin. “Building upon our leading position providing Canadian farm employee group benefits plans, it’s a natural progression for Cowan to move into property and casualty insurance.”

“We are delighted to have Ken join our team, and lead this exciting new business opportunity for Cowan,” remarked Cowan Insurance vice-president of operations & development for commercial insurance Pamela Derksen. “Our expertise within related industries positions us well to support the ‘farm-to-table’ trend and address the challenges facing the increasingly complex agri-commercial industry.”