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Clive’s got a wealth of insurance experience in the mining, high tech and manufacturing industries – with a particular focus on property, general liability, professional liability (E&O) and Directors’ and Officers’ liability to name but a few. He also has considerable expertise in covering losses related to crime and kidnap, ransom and extortion, as well as the requirements for international insurance – which appeals to his love of globetrotting. A big fan of the partnership approach at Axis, he says: “I am constantly amazed at how so many people are willing to collaborate and help each other without asking for anything in return.” Ever the innovator, Clive worked to create a completely new type of coverage – Operators Liability Insurance – to protect clients in the mining industry against liability exposures arising out of Joint Venture operations. Clive has a laser-like approach to obscure clauses and contracts but would like nothing more than working as a trader in the cut and thrust of the pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Although he might just settle for England winning the Rugby World Cup.
Inga Kruse, Executive Director, BC/Yukon Command & Foundation The Royal Canadian Legion
Our organization has been working with Axis for the past 5 years. At the time, the Legion in BC and Yukon was made up of 152 branch locations all with individual insurance packages. Axis worked with our umbrella organization and our branches to assemble them all into a high quality state of the art insurance program. Our nonprofit organization is now collectively insured and has customized coverage that serves our members and branches exceptionally well. The negotiation clout and expertise provided by Axis is second only to their ability to handle complex administration in a challenging environment.
BC/Yukon Command & Foundation
Peter Ingram, VP Finance & Administration, Ebco Industries Ltd.
"Axis stands out from their competitors in that they actually read insurance policies in great detail, and couple this research with their vast experience to provide a level of service that I have not found elsewhere."
Quentin Plester, Corporate Counsel, Karnalyte Resources Inc.
"Axis was instrumental in guiding our company through a difficult transition period. Not only were we dealing with multiple potential claims, but we had to renew our D&O policy while facing pending litigation. Thanks to their depth of technical expertise they not only resolved outstanding claims but increased coverage and reduced expenses. I will recommend Axis to anyone seeking comprehensive corporate insurance."
Frank Schilling, Founder & CEO, Uniregistry Corp.
For the past 12 years Axis insurance brokers have helped us secure difficult and irregular coverages for our commercial enterprises around the World. Nobody is more creative and thoughtful when it comes to securing unusual, specialty coverage at affordable rates than Axis.
Bob Potter, CEO, TradeBytes Data Corp.
We have had Axis take care of our business insurance needs for about 10 years. Clive Bird is exceptionally talented in his domain. This was particularly evident when we had to insure one of our overseas divisions. It got very complicated, very quickly. Clive was not only able to navigate the foreign requirements, and meet them, but also explain the whole structure to me, a neophyte when it comes to insurance, in simple and understandable language. They are a great asset to have on your side.