NFP taps new surety leader for Canada

Incoming exec has served with some of the biggest names in insurance

NFP taps new surety leader for Canada

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

NFP has appointed John Stewart to the role of senior vice president, surety leader in Canada.

As surety leader, Stewart will leverage his underwriting expertise with multinational companies to lead the development of NFP’s surety business in Canada, the company said. He will also build a national surety team to service clients' contract and commercial bonding needs. Stewart will report to NFP Canada managing director of technical risk construction surety natural resources Guy Jolicoeur.

Stewart most recently served as senior underwriter at Allianz Trade in North America. Before that, he worked in several underwriting and leadership roles for Liberty International Underwriting / Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Ally Financial. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, as well as an Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

"John is an excellent addition to NFP and a highly motivated and results oriented leader," said Guy Jolicoeur. "His strong background analyzing financial statements, legal documents and qualitative reports to provide surety bond underwriting insights and recommendations will provide an exceptional resource for our clients and surety team."

"I'm looking forward to working with this diverse, experienced and knowledgeable team," commented Stewart. "NFP is poised to continue expanding in the Canadian surety marketplace and I will be an enthusiastic leader and contributor as we provide unparalleled expertise and service to clients."

Earlier this month, NFP appointed Emily Horsman as head of Canadian national broking. Horsman will lead efforts in building the brokerage’s national broking platform in Canada, alongside broking and business line leaders and underwriting partners.

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