Intact Financial reveals leadership shuffle following exec retirement

Retiring EVP to transition into a new role with the company's board

Intact Financial reveals leadership shuffle following exec retirement

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Intact Financial Corporation has revealed that executive vice president & chief operating officer Mathieu Lamy will be retiring and that another executive has been promoted to succeed him.

Lamy’s retirement is effective May 31, 2021. According to a company release, he will continue to be “closely involved” with Intact in his new role as vice-chair of innovation and technology, beginning September 01, 2021.

"Mathieu Lamy has been an incredible contributor at Intact for more than a decade," said Intact Financial CEO Charles Brindamour. "Having Mathieu among the leadership team helped us grow quickly over the years while maintaining strong financial and operational performance. In his role as vice chair, innovation and technology, Intact will continue to benefit from his guidance."

To succeed Lamy’s position as executive vice president & chief operating officer, Intact has tapped senior vice president of claims Patrick Barbeau, whose appointment is effective May 31, 2021. Barbeau has spent 20 years of his career at Intact – in his new role, Barbeau will draw upon his experience managing large-scale teams, transforming the customer experience in claims, driving performance in personal lines and overseeing direct distribution marketing and operations.

"Patrick Barbeau knows the operations of Intact inside and out. More importantly, he has overseen and shaped our personal lines strategy as well as our claims operations – two pillars of our outperformance," stated Brindamour, who added that Barbeau is a “strong people leader” and is well-known by the investment community and other stakeholders. He said the team is excited to see what Barbeau will bring to the table as COO of Intact.

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