Pat Van Bakel

President & CEO, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

Pat is a seasoned insurance industry professional with an impressive career that has resulted in a successful leadership journey and impressive business results. Over his 26 years of experience, Pat has developed strong business relationships and is a well-respected leader in the P&C industry.

Pat is a visionary leader focused on developing high performing teams and an engaged employee culture with a laser focus on delivering best in class customer experiences.

Pat is quite passionate and committed to business innovation and excellence in service delivery. He is often invited to engage audiences and/or present to leaders on emerging industry trends and participate in advisory boards and oversight committees.

Pat’s passion for personal and service excellence extends itself to being equally passionate about work-life balance and ensuring family and personal aspects of life remain a strong foundation for professional success. Pat is married, has a variety of interests and community ties, and enjoys coaching both his son and daughter in hockey.

Pat is currently President & CEO of Crawford (Canada) Inc. and serves as Chairman of the Board for Origin and Cause; Canada’s largest Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigation Consulting Firm specializing in cross-disciplinary forensic expertise. He is also elected to the Board of Governors of the Insurance Institute of Canada.

Pat is a graduate and active alumnus of Wilfred Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics.