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Clive is an insurance risk specialist, investor, entrepreneur, and product developer for hard to place Insurance risks.
For over 15 years Axis Insurance enjoyed a reputation for quality, innovation, creativity and relationship building. Since selling the company to a Western Canadian owned brokerage, Clive has continued to support Axis clientele through product development, commitment to service and providing an imaginative approach to coverage solutions.
Clive grew up on the outskirts of London, England, and developed an early appreciation for the city’s premier position in the global market. He began his career at Lloyd’s of London, renowned for its technical underwriting expertise and a creative approach to risk, providing opportunities to push the boundaries of product innovation. Clive moved to the West Coast of Canada in the early 80’s, where he expanded his broad Insurance knowledge and London market relationships to produce products for Canadian clients working across the globe.
Clive has a wealth of insurance experience in the not-for-profit industry sector and has developed unique insurance programs and coverage for organizations and associations with operations and branches throughout British Columbia. Other areas of interest include mining, high tech, and manufacturing industries – with a particular focus on property, general liability, professional liability, and directors’ and officers’ liability (D&O). D&O has been a particular strength and significant area of practice where the combination of honed technical skills and a significant business portfolio has allowed Clive to garner strong support from the leading D&O insurers in Canada.
Specialties: Property, general liability, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability.
Industries: Mining, high tech, manufacturing.
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.