CNA Financial Corporation announced the appointment of John Hennessy to president and chief operating officer of CNA Canada.
Following a transition, the appointment will be effective in mid-September. Hennessy will be responsible for executing profitable growth strategies for the global insurer’s Canadian operations. He will report to David Brosnan, chief executive of Hardy and chief executive of CNA Insurance Company Limited (CNA Europe).
He most recently served as chief executive of CNA Europe, where he spent more than five years working to grow the company’s international operations in Europe.
Hennessy first joined CNA in 1982. During his 32-year career with CNA, he served in multiple home office and field leadership roles, including: Milwaukee Branch manager; Central Region president; senior vice president for Casualty Underwriting and Middle Market; and senior vice president of Distribution Management.
He replaces Gary Owcar, the current leader of CNA’s Canadian operations, who plans on retiring September 15, 2014.
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