The Canadian complex risk solutions (CRS) team of NFP has gained new members, with the appointment of Donna Holt and Lee Picher as senior vice presidents.
Holt joins NFP from Willis Towers Watson, where she served as senior vice president, corporate risk and broking. She specializes in working with clients in the rail, energy, and mining markets to help them identify and manage their complex risks. She also previously worked at Jardine Lloyd Thompson and has over 20 years of insurance and risk management experience. Holt has both the Canadian Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designations.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Donna join our complex risk solutions team,” said NFP chief operating officer John Belyea. “She is well respected across the industry and brings a client-centric view to everything she does. The depth and diversity of her experience assisting companies as they address complex risks will elevate the value we deliver to companies across Canada.”
Picher most recently served as a senior vice president, senior client executive at Marsh Canada. In his new role, he will counsel businesses in the mining, construction, rail and transportation segments to help them manage their exposures and secure customized solutions to manage their risks across multiple lines of coverage.
“I’m excited to be working with Lee to grow NFP’s complex risk solutions group,” said NFP managing director Evan Garner. “Our momentum in adding experts with significant experience in specific industry verticals is good for the growth of our business and even better for our clients.”
Garner added that more than ever, companies require partners who can understand the ever-changing complexities of various risks, as well as teams that can help them identify challenges while mitigating complex risks, thus allowing them to stay focused on growing their operations.