Martin was appointed President and Acting CEO in July 2016, when the former President and CEO stepped down.
Prior to his appointment to President and CEO, Martin held the position of Senior Vice President, Commercial Insurance and Global Specialty Lines, with RSA Canada. He has been with the RSA Group since 1997, and has held numerous senior leadership roles globally, including Director, Underwriting and Risk for RSA’s Scandinavian operations. Martin is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK and a graduate of the University of Glasgow. He is also a Board Director of The Property and Casualty Insurance Compensation Corporation (PACICC).
Commenting on the appointment;
George Anderson, Chair, RSA Canada says: ""The Board of Directors believe that Martin Thompson has the vision and drive to lead RSA into the future. He is a well-known and respected presence in the Canadian insurance business and he possesses all the leadership characteristics which are so vital to success in this highly competitive market.""
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.”