Eric Joost
23 June 2023Analysis

CAC Group appoints new leaders to management team

CAC Group, a national insurance brokerage business that includes CAC Specialty, Cobbs Allen, and Dorset Peak, has announced that Eric Joost will serve as chief operating officer and Grantland Rice as chief administrative officer.

“Throughout their careers, Eric and Grantland have positioned themselves as well-respected leaders within the industry and the organisation,” said Michael Rice, chief executive at CAC Group. “They have played an integral role in improving company strategy and developing innovative growth initiatives. We are thrilled to recognise their leadership with these befitting promotions.”

CAC Group said that Joost will identify and manage operational risks, develop best practices for organisational processes, and provide oversight for CAC Specialty’s operational resources. Grantland Rice will be responsible for executing organisational goals, scaling new initiatives and guiding financial benchmarks and goals.

Joost previously led CAC Specialty as chief technology and global markets officer, heading market relations and all technology efforts. Prior to joining CAC Specialty, he served as global head of property & casualty for Willis Towers Watson.

Grantland Rice joined Cobbs Allen in 2013 and has served in many roles over the years, including chief financial officer and chief operating officer. He played key roles in the geographic expansion within Cobbs Allen and the formation of CAC Specialty. He is active within the sector, serving on several CIAB committees, including one that looks at future risks impacting the industry.

Before joining Cobbs Allen, he was an audit manager with Sellers Richardson Holman & West, focused on manufacturing, education, and investment clients.