GM and CEO

  • Location: Antigonish
  • Posting Date: February 15, 2024
  • Job Order ID: 900020
  • Consultant: Paul Melanson
  • Industry: Insurance
General Manager and Chief Executive Officer


Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company is a locally owned and run insurance company specializing in property insurance. Located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, we have been serving the insurance needs of our policyholders in Northeastern Nova Scotia since 1910. Operating as a Mutual, and owned by policyholders, who may share in any profits generated.

You will have a unique opportunity to build on a solid foundation while strategically moving Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual to the next level of growth and profitability. As a strategic visionary, you embody the values that transcend the ‘Mutual System’ and are comfortable questioning the status quo as well as empowering change. You make decisions rooted in facts and thorough analysis and empower those around you to take initiative.

You nurture and maintain an open and transparent relationship with the Board of Directors by providing frequent and timely reports on strategic, operational, and insurance policy matter impacting the organization and, by extension, the policyholders. Finally, you have a passion to make a difference within your community and want to be part of something bigger.
If this sounds like you, your areas of focus will include the following:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Leadership
  • Board Advisor and Collaborator
  • Employee Engagement and Empowerment
  • Regulatory Compliance, Governance, and Risk Management
  • External representation

Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company offers property and liability insurance for homes, mini homes, seasonal residences, farm operations, and fishing boats and equipment. They are also able to provide automobile insurance through our wholly owned subsidiary, Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Agency. With agents located throughout Nova Scotia, you can count on them to fulfill your insurance needs in the following counties: Antigonish, Guysborough, Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, Hants, Halifax, Inverness, Victoria, Richmond, and Cape Breton

  • A minimum of five years’ management experience working in the property and casualty insurance industry, or related financial services, with demonstrated success in building cohesive, engaged, and motivated teams.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working closely with a Board of Directors.
  • Proven leadership skills – confident, persistent, empathic, persuasive and motivating. Able to delegate and be hands-on, when necessary.
  • Several years’ profitable ‘P & L’ experience, for a business unit/company.
  • Data-driven mindset with strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrated passion for community involvement.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills.

  • Chartered Insurance Professional designation (CIP and/or FCIP).
  • BBA/MBA and/or accelerated designation, or equivalent experience.

Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience and will include a base salary, variable performance incentives, and benefits. Relocation assistance to Antigonish as needed.

Please reach out to Paul Melanson with resume at MacDonald Search Group at to schedule an interview