Michael LeBlanc Appointed FCT Chief Executive Officer

The Hon. William G. Davis, P.C., C.C., Q.C., Chair of the Board of FCT Insurance Company Ltd. and Ken DeGiorgio, Executive Vice President, First American Financial Corporation are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael LeBlanc as FCT's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Agent for First American Title Insurance Company in Canada. 

"FCT has a proven track record of providing innovative risk management solutions in the real estate and financial marketplace. FCT will continue to introduce new solutions to reduce financial risks that build on our core commitment to our customers that they will experience excellence," said LeBlanc.
 
"As part of this commitment, I am excited to be launching "The FCT Blog" which will examine market trends and important issues, answer industry questions and provide access to the in-house team of experts at FCT. I intend to provide a regular blog so readers will have a direct link to me, as well as the opportunity to make comments or raise questions important to them."
 
The FCT Blog is available at www.fct.ca/blog. The FCT Blog will be the first blog in Canada to deal exclusively with the title insurance industry. In order to provide those in the French-speaking provinces content geared specifically toward their issues, FCT will also be launching a French version of The FCT Blog in early 2014.
 
Michael has served as FCT's Chief Operating Officer since 2010. Michael joined FCT in 1994 as its Atlantic Regional Director. Prior to joining FCT, Michael practised law in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as a partner with the law firm of Boyne Clarke. Michael has an extensive legal background in real-estate-related matters, appearing before the Supreme Court on both commercial and other civil matters.
 
Michael holds a law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1978 and is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Michael has been a regular speaker at industry conferences and events focusing on title insurance and how it relates to real estate issues. Michael serves as a member of the Board of Directors of FCT Insurance Company Ltd., and chairs the Board of Directors for the FCT Charitable Foundation. He is also a past Chair of Skate Oakville.

on October 8, 2013