Intact Financial Corporation announced this week that it is promoting two of its vice presidents, effective January 2020, when Alain Lessard, the company’s current senior vice president of commercial lines retires at the end of the year. Lessard joined Intact eight years ago through the AXA Canada acquisition. The company says he was a driving force in the company, helping to grow and modernize the commercial lines business and initiating the launch of Intact’s specialty lines division in Canada.

Replacing Lessard, Darren Godfrey, currently the senior vice president of personal lines, will assume the senior vice president of commercial lines role in January. In his new role, Godfrey will oversee the product pricing and underwriting strategy across all channels “and increase Intact’s competitiveness in commercial lines by brining leading solutions to customers and brokers.”

Finally, Isabelle Girard, currently the vice president of actuarial and personal lines will also be promoted to senior vice president, personal lines. Girard has worked at Intact for 20 years, holding positions in commercial lines, personal lines, finance and actuarial and had participated in both the AXA (Canada) and the Jevco (Insurance Company) acquisitions.