RBC Insurance has appointed John Lutrin regional vice president for Western Canada. Lutrin will begin his new role on Nov. 1, Nabil Tarcha, Vice President of Brokerage Sales and Support, said in an internal announcement, of which Insurance Portal obtained a copy. 

Lutrin is leaving ZLC Financial, a financial services firm that has operated in Vancouver for more than 70 years. He acted as President of ZLC for the past four years, alongside chairman Garry Zlotnik.

The new hire at RBC replaces Drew Craswell. Craswell left the insurer to join Financial Horizons Group in August 2021 as Vice president, Operations, Ontario, Atlantic & Western regions. 

Lutrin served in the South African army before earning a degree in marketing and sales from WITS University Business School of Johannesburg. He emigrated to Canada 25 years ago.

In addition to leading ZLC, Lutrin previously worked at HUB Financial foralmost 21 years, including as Executive Vice President.