Janet Peddigrew

Janet brings more than 35 years of financial services experience to her role as President at Cowan Insurance Group. Throughout her career, she has specialized in personal and commercial insurance and wealth management. Accountable for the strategy and operations of one of Canada’s largest independent and privately held insurance brokerages and consulting operations, Janet is a collaborative leader with a results-driven reputation based on team-building strength and a client-centric approach.

In her previous role with Cowan as Vice President, Personal and Commercial Operations, Janet oversaw the day-to-day operations of all Personal and Commercial lines of business across our entire branch network, as well as the Wealth Management team. Before joining Cowan, her most recent role at a leading Canadian bank was Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the Ontario Region.

Janet holds a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University and is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program from the Rotman School of Management Executive Program. She is currently serving on the Board of Waterloo North Hydro and the International Women’s Forum of Waterloo Region. In addition, Janet is a member of the National Council for Women’s Advocacy with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. She has also served as a board member for numerous local organizations, including St. Mary’s Hospital and the Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region.