I am pleased to announce that Kimberly MacPherson will be joining Cowan Insurance Group as Vice President, Human Resources starting January 10, 2022. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Kim will provide executive-level leadership, development, and implementation of HR strategy that supports our vision, mission, and values.

Kim is an authentic and situationally aware business and people leader with a demonstrated career history of successfully developing and delivering employee engagement and talent programs. These programs have driven continuous performance improvement within large organizations and across multiple industries including, High Tech Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Retail Operations, and Health Care. Kim’s expertise includes leading and building high-performance teams, deploying new technology systems, and managing complex change initiatives. She also has experience implementing new policies and programs within unionized and non-unionized workplaces.

In her most recent role, Kim led the COVID–19 pandemic response for an Ontario-based health care operator. Her portfolio of accountabilities included both Human Resources, Labour Relations and Operational oversights for multiple locations.

Kim is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a Degree in Business Administration and Political Science. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from Conestoga College and has been granted her CHRL designation from the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario. Passionate about nurturing the growth and development of future leaders, Kim builds workplace cultures where trust and transparency are the foundation between employees and leaders, and people are empowered to develop in their careers through customized learning and development initiatives.

Please join me in welcoming Kim to her new role at Cowan!

Janet Peddigrew

President, Cowan Insurance Group