Rick McCombie

Rick McCombie

Executive Vice-President and Chief Client Officer
The Co-operators Group Limited

The Co-operators Group Limited
Guelph, Ontario

As Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer, Rick is responsible for leading the Client Engagement, Claims, Distribution and Service strategies across The Co‑operators group of companies. Rick believes, “it’s our company values, community involvement and our people that make this company a place where you can be proud to work.”

Rick started with Co‑operators General in 1976 as an office trainee in Owen Sound. Since then, he has held various positions including Accounting Supervisor and Atlantic Division Controller. He was also Region Vice-President for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Southwestern Ontario, as well as Central Ontario.

Throughout his career, Rick has obtained his Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Insurance Professional and LIMRA Leadership Insurance Foundation designations. One of Rick’s career highlights includes 10 years of profitable growth in the Southwestern Ontario Region while under his leadership. He was also the project leader of Co‑op Auto Coalition in the early 1990s.

An active member in the community, Rick admires and is influenced by Mother Teresa, who he feels "put the lives of others before her own." Rick lives these values. He is currently Cabinet Chair of the Guelph/Wellington United Way and on the board of the Centre for Services Leadership out of Arizona State University. In the past, he served as volunteer chair for both the London/Middlesex and Guelph/Wellington United Way chapters.