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Heather McLachlin

Cowan Insurance Group President

Biography

Heather is President of Cowan Insurance Group – one of the largest Canadian owned, independent and privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firms in Canada. With over 25 years of experience in Financial Services, she is accountable for strategy and operations across Cowan’s 10 locations. Under her leadership Cowan Insurance Group achieved Gold status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, and was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Brokerages by Insurance Business Magazine. Prior to her role at Cowan, Heather worked with The Cooperators Group of Companies in a number of senior leadership positions. She is a collaborative leader who has earned a reputation for results through building strong teams. Her experience includes business development, corporate marketing and communications, consulting, wealth management and human resources.

Heather holds an Economics Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and attended the Executive Development Programs at the Disney Institute and Queens School of Business. She is a former Board Member of the Canadian Cooperative Development Foundation, Chairperson on the Canadian Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Langs Chair’s Innovation Council and served on the Council of Advisors Committee to the President of Wilfrid Laurier University. Currently, Heather is an active member of the International Women’s Forum, MacKay CEO Forums and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Boler Mountain Ski Club.