Phillip Gaunce

Chief Operating Officer
President, Atlantic Region

As COO, Phil manages the overall operations of Arthur J. Gallagher Canada and acts as the main point of communication between the Executive Committee and operations. In addition to being COO, Phil serves as President of the Atlantic region. Prior to his regional presidency, Phil played a key role at Bell & Grant, where he’d only been for five years when appointed CEO in 1995 and which was acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher in 2014.


A graduate of St. Mary’s University in Halifax, with a Bachelor of Commerce, Phillip went on to obtain his CA designation in 1986 and later his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 1993. Along with his Insurance Accreditations, he is also a Chartered Professional Accountant under the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.


6380 Lady Hammond Road

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2S3

902.429.4150