RSA announces Martin Thompson as President and CEO

Martin Thompson

RSA Canada announces that Martin Thompson has been confirmed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Martin was appointed President and Acting CEO in July 2016.

Since announcing his interim appointment at the end of July, Martin has demonstrated that he has the energy and ambition to drive the Canadian business forward with the full support of the Group Executive Committee as well as the Canadian Board.

Martin is a true leader with demonstrated capabilities in driving success through partnership.  He joined the Group in 1997 and has since worked in all three of our major regions - UK, Scandinavia and Canada – in senior leadership roles. As such, he brings great insights, deep knowledge of our business and strong broker relationships to his leadership.

Paul Lucarelli will continue to act in the SVP Commercial and GSL role until the recruitment process is concluded.

Commenting on the appointment;

Stephen Hester, CEO, RSA Group says: I am delighted to appoint Martin Thompson as President and CEO of RSA Canada. Since announcing his interim appointment at the end of July, Martin has demonstrated that he has the energy and ambition to drive the Canadian business forward and I am very confident he has the skills and experience to succeed.” 

Martin Thompson, President and CEO, RSA Canada says: It’s an exciting and challenging time for our business and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to lead RSA Canada and continue to drive our transformation to be best in class. RSA Canada is a fantastic organization with dedicated and talented people who are focused on delivering results for the business, our customers and our brokers. I know our business very well and will provide confident and decisive leadership for our business moving forward.”