Executive Vice President, Operations
On January 1, 2014, after six years as President and CEO of HUB International HKMB | Ontario, one of the firm's largest regional hubs, Neil was appointed to the role of Executive Vice President of Operations for HUB International Limited. In this company-wide role, he will participate on HUB's Executive Management Team and is responsible for executing on HUB's new Value Creation Plan.
Neil is actively involved in the insurance community in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. In November 2013, he was elected Deputy Chairman of the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) and will assume Chairmanship in 2014. The IIC is Canada's premier provider of professional development within the P&C industry.
Neil is the past Chairman of the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), an integrated insurance services network of nearly 100 privately held brokerages in more than 75 countries and territories on six continents, that facilitates the placement and servicing of global controlled insurance programs for multi-national companies. He is also the first Canadian to be elected to the Board of Directors of The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (the Council or CIAB), on which he served from 2006 to 2008. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., The Council represents the top 1% of the world's commercial insurance brokers.
Neil has been quoted in industry publications and asked to speak at industry events. He has also spoken at the Annual Canadian Finance and Leasing Association General meeting and the annual ABS Securitization Conference.
After graduating from Queens University, Neil went to work for Continental Corp., an international insurance company, as a commercial underwriter, relationship manager and later as a group leader. In 1989, he joined Guthrie Keilty Bickerstaff Limited, a Toronto-based general insurance brokerage and, in 1994, with partners Greg Belton, John Hawkrigg, Rob Keilty and Gordon Spafford, purchased the firm to form Keilty Muntz & Beatty Limited (KMB). At KMB, Neil managed and developed a portfolio of commercial and construction accounts still serviced by HUB today.
Neil has chaired the Toronto and Western Hospital Foundation's Legacy Golf Tournament and, previously, served on the Board of Junior Achievement and the Insurance Political Action Committee in Ontario.
Neil grew up in Montreal, speaks French and obtained his Honours Degree in Economics from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario. Neil, his wife Prudence, and their five boys live in Toronto and spend time in Latin America and Australia.