Ron Barnes appointed as Public Sector Leader

03 February 2016

TORONTO February 3 2016 - Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. (“JLT Canada”), a subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (“JLT”), one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ron Barnes as Public Sector Leader.

Ron joins JLT Canada from JLT Australia and brings a wealth of industry and client experience to the Canadian team. He began his insurance career at Alexander Stenhouse as a risk management consultant in 1987 where he offered risk management and safety consultancy services to their broking clients in rural and metropolitan New South Wales (NSW).

In 1998, he joined Risk Management Australia (a wholly owned subsidiary of Jardine Australian Insurance Brokers) as its NSW Manager. Ron held various roles within the organization, including General Manager – NSW Public Sector in 2013, where he was responsible for the management of the Mutual Liability Schemes, which included Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Property Protection, Motor Vehicle and Crime programs.

Ron has authored numerous Risk Management articles involving road maintenance, foot pathway management and incident information gathering to name a few.

Commenting on today’s announcement, David Richards, CEO of JLT Canada, said: “JLT Canada continues to add industry-leading talent to its Canadian Public Sector practice. We are building differentiated and unparalleled platforms to serve clients with complex risk issues. Ron brings unique experience and capabilities not found at other firms that will create considerable value for our clients.”

Richards added: “Ron joins a team whose combined skills are both diverse and comprehensive in terms of municipal insurance management and specialized risk. We have incredible relationships and proven track records in solving complex problems for clients. We are thrilled to have Ron join us as we continue to build on our client-first approach.”

Ron’s appointment aligns with JLT’s strategy to significantly expand its Canadian Public Sector capabilities. JLT Canada’s Public Sector remains strong and committed to continued expansion and development of its business as a leader and trusted insurance advisor and partner to over 350 municipalities across Canada.

Globally, JLT is recognized a market leader in the field and brings unparalleled experience in managing insurance programs, claims and risk requirements for public authorities. In Canada, we bring the advantages of significant experience, resource and technology investments from the JLT Group, which includes market leading Public Sector teams in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, complemented by the nimbleness and flexibility enabled by its operational autonomy from that overarching entity. JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in becoming part of its national Public Sector Specialty team to email or visit our LinkedIn page for more information.

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Chris Lapworth
Phone: +1 416 848 6652


About Jardine Lloyd Thompson

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

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About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. is a member of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. It's clients include some of Canada's largest companies, public authorities as well as small and medium enterprises. Areas of specialty include Natural Resources, Construction, Corporate, Insurance for Professionals, Public Sector, Employee Benefits, Healthcare and Life Sciences.


Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Registered number 1679424. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc is a holding company, some of whose subsidiaries are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.