Gavin is the AVP, Surety at Sovereign Insurance where he leads a talented team of Surety professionals across Canada driving the profitable growth of the product line. Gavin leverages his 30 years of Surety experience and works with his team to develop strategies and innovative solutions to support the success of clients and brokers.
After having completed his MBA in Halifax, N.S., Gavin got his start in the Surety industry at Guardian Insurance in the Head Office department in Toronto in the late 80’s. Twenty years later, including a four- year stint in Vancouver leading a team underwriting and developing business, he joined the National Surety team of another major Surety company where he focused on underwriting large contractor accounts. After joining Sovereign in 2015 as Eastern Surety Manager and engineering the expansion of the business into Atlantic Canada, he assumed his current national role.
After many years, he still enjoys ‘solving the puzzle’ that can be a complex contractor Surety account and finding a way to ‘do the deal’ as well as collaborating with the many people who make up this dynamic, fascinating industry. He leverages an effective blend of regional and national office expertise.
In his spare time, Gavin enjoys hiking, cycling, and golfing in the Niagara Region with his lovely wife and friends. He never tires of traveling and experiencing the world.