Board of Directors


Jillian Ferguson I Director

Jillian Ferguson is Elgin County native, with multiple family generations residing in the community and working in the agricultural sector. Jillian is a graduate of Brock University having an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Environmental Studies. After completing her undergrad and working in France for the international vegetable processing company Bonduel le, she attended Western University for French Studies. In her working capacity Jillian is an assistant to the Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London Karen Vecchio. Jillian also currently serves as Secretary for the Elgin-Middlesex-London Electoral District Association's board on the federal government level. Elected to the board in March 2018, Jillian is the first female to hold a seat on the Yarmouth Mutual Board of Directors. She looks forward to contributing to the success of Yarmouth Mutual Insurance Company with her progressive and youthful perspective.

Grant McDonald I Chair

Grant McDonald is a 7th generation resident of Elgin County, and 4th generation policyholder with Yarmouth Mutual. As a graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, he obtained a concrete knowledge of business, finance, -marketing, and operations. Upon graduation he gained experience working within both 'Fortune 500' and 'Profit 500' companies, later branching off to form his own business in 2016 focused on acquiring, renovating, building, and managing multi-family properties throughout Southwestern Ontario. Grant's qualifications, passion, and expertise in the construction and building sector will provide a fresh new perspective to Yarmouth Mutual and its policyholders.

David Ferguson I Past Chair

David Ferguson is a lifelong residence of Elgin County with family history going back several generations. David is a graduate of the University of Guelph, with a Bachelor of Commerce in business. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program. David is married to Krista who is a teacher for the Thames Valley Board of Education and they have two young children. David operates a progressive dairy farm. David Looks forward to contributing to the success of Yarmouth Mutual Insurance Company.

Lloyd Perrin I Director

Lloyd Perrin is a lifelong resident of Elgin County. He is a graduate of the Civil Engineering Technology program of Fanshawe College and has been employed in the role of Director of Physical Services for the Municipality of Central Elgin for the past 17 years. Lloyd has sat on a number of advisory committees and boards including the Lake Erie Source Water Protection committee representing municipalities across Elgin and Middlesex Counties. Lloyd looks forward to contributing to the success of Yarmouth Mutual with his progressive thinking and business minded approach.

Robert Foster I Director

Robert Foster has been a Yarmouth Mutual Director since 2006. Rob resides on, and continues to cash crop farm his grandfather's farm in Mapleton (south of Belmont) with his wife Michele and their 2 children. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from WLU, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and is a partner at the Accounting Firm of Graham Scott Enns LLP. Rob is the treasurer of the Elgin Norfolk Grain Farmers of Ontario and committee member of the Grain Financial Responsibility Review Committee.

Joe Gordon I Vice-Chair

Joe Gordon is a lifelong resident of St.Thomas - Elgin County and has worked in local government for over 20 years. Currently employed with the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority as the Assistant Manager/Supervisor of Planning and Conservation Areas, Joe is responsible for administering natural hazard development regulations and managing operations of the Authority's properties. Joe is a graduate of the Urban Design planning program from Fanshawe College where he also previously taught GIS related courses within its Integrated Land Use Planning program. Joe has gained valuable experience in leadership, risk management, conflict resolution and policy development which he hopes can contribute to the long standing success of Yarmouth Mutual Insurance Company.