Brian Jones is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (HBA 1974) and the University of British Columbia (MBA 1975).
He entered the insurance brokerage business in 1975 and joined the firm of Johnson & Higgins in 1976 as Executive Assistant to the President. Over the next 21 years, Brian held various positions with J&H, ultimately becoming a member of the Board of Directors and SVP for Central Region Canada.
Following the acquisition of Johnson & Higgins by Marsh & McLennan in 1997, Brian elected to form Jones Brown Inc. with the dream of becoming Canada’s finest privately owned insurance brokerage firm.
After ten years, Brian relinquished the title of President in December 2007 to serve as Chairman of Jones Brown Inc.
In March 2014, Brian welcomed a new Chairman to the firm and at that time took the title of Founder of Jones Brown Inc.
In February 2015, with the unanimous support of the Board of Directors, Brian approved a management buy-out of Jones Brown Inc. Brian is also Chairman of Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc., Canada’s premier film and entertainment insurance brokerage with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Brian’s most recent venture is Vice Chairman of Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions Inc., which was formed in Toronto on April 1st, 2016.
Brian has been married to Jill for 33 years. They have 2 children and 6 very active grandchildren.