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Staff Profiles

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Chris Flint, CAIB, CRM

Chris is the Managing Partner at Christie-Phoenix. With over 20 years in the industry, previously as a Senior Vice-President for a large publicly traded International Insurance brokerage, Chris brings a wealth of experience to the Christie-Phoenix team.  He has obtained both his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker and the Certified Risk Manager designations.  Chris Specializes in larger complex risks including property portfolios, manufacturing, marine and construction.

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Grenville Finch-Noyes, MBA, ARM

Grenville is the Vancouver Managing Partner at Christie-Phoenix and has provided insurance and risk management advice, assistance and problem solving to his varied clients since 1976.

Prior to joining Christie-Phoenix, Grenville served as the managing partner in Vancouver and as a national  executive committee member of one of Canada’s largest, privately-owned insurance brokers.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Commerce from Queen’s University in 1972, his Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1976, the Associate in Risk Management from the American Institute of Insurance in 1981 and he completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1984.

As a senior member of the Christie-Phoenix team, Grenville is focused on personalized client service and on providing achievable risk solutions through insurance, specialized risk management consulting, contract reviews and international risk placements for his clients, most of whom he has enjoyed the privilege of working with for more than 15 years.

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Barbara Gillespie, FCIP

Barbara is a partner of Christie-Phoenix after joining the firm in 1983. She was awarded the Gold Medal for top student in BC in attaining both the Chartered Insurance Professional designation and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional designation.  A strata insurance specialist, Barbara is responsible for managing the strata and apartment program at Christie-Phoenix.  Our program is not only the largest on Vancouver Island, it is recognized as providing some of the broadest coverage available.  She is also very experienced in all other types of commercial accounts and has numerous long-term clients.

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Nolan Peters, CAIB, CIP, CRM

Nolan is a partner of the firm after joining in 1992.  Nolan has obtained the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker, Chartered Insurance Professional and Certified Risk Manager designations.  With this background Nolan is able to provide in depth risk management services to his clients.  He specializes in large commercial accounts including realty, hospitality, manufacturing and much more. Nolan currently serves as Chairman of the Victoria Insurance Brokers Association and is a past Executive Director of the Insurance Brokers Association of BC.

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Noelle Arneson, CAIB, CIP

Noelle joined Christie-Phoenix in 1989 and serves as an Account Manager and back-up support to Nolan Peters.  She has obtained both her CAIB and CIP  designations.  Noelle is responsible for realty and business insurance packages.  She is also responsible for oversight of the  day to day administration issues for both her own and Nolan’s accounts. Noelle also acts as our claims facilitator for  commercial accounts and will work with our clients to ensure the claims process is handled professionally.

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Krista Beintema, CAIB, CIP

Krista joined Christie-Phoenix in 2005 and works as an assistant to both Chris Flint and Barbara Gillespie.  She has achieved her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation with honors as well as her Chartered Insurance Professional designation.  Krista is responsible for oversight of paperwork and documentation and day to day administrative issues.  She also serves as an additional resource for both Barb and Chris’s clients, responding to routine inquiries and requests.

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Tara Parr, CAIB, CIP

Tara joined Christie-Phoenix in 2000 she wears multiple hats in the office:  Office Manager, Personal Lines Manager and Marine Specialist.  She has both her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker  and Chartered Insurance Professional designations. Tara is past president of the Victoria Insurance Brokers Association, served on the Insurance Brokers Association of BC board of directors for two years and teaches for the Insurance Institute of BC.

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Elizabeth Mary McInnes. CAIB

Elizabeth joined Christie-Phoenix in 2006 and is an Account Manager for travel, auto and home insurance.  She is our expert in ICBC garage, fleets and prorate vehicles.

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Barbara Johnson, CAIB

Barbara joined Christie-Phoenix in 2008 and is an Account Manager for travel, auto and home insurance. She has her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation and is currently working towards her Chartered Insurance Professional designation.

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Jeff Wilbee, CAIB, CIP & CRM

Jeff started his insurance career in 1999 and joined Christie-Phoenix on December 1st 2012. Jeff has obtained the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker, Chartered Insurance Professional and Certified Risk Manager designations. Prior to joining Christie-Phoenix Jeff was with a large publicly traded International Insurance brokerage where he rose to the position of Senior Account Manager. Jeff will continue to work with a select group of clients specializing in providing risk management solutions as well as innovative insurance products. Jeff’s clients include Construction, Forestry, Manufacturing and Marine related risk based companies.

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Ted Balderson, CLU, GBA

Ted has spent over 20 years specializing in employee benefits, providing unique solutions to his clients. Prior to becoming an associate with Christie-Phoenix, he was a benefits consultant for many years with Canada’s largest independent insurance brokerage.

His in-depth knowledge of the insurance market and insurance company procedures gives clients a true measure of expertise. At Christie-Phoenix, his experienced approach provides focused and sustainable benefit plan strategies to businesses of all types and sizes. With an undergraduate degree in Economics,

Ted also holds the prestigious CLU designation, and is in the process of completing the coveted CEBS (Certified Employees Benefits Specialist) designation. He is a member of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI).

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Daphne Aw, CAIB CIP CRM

With many years of experience in the insurance industry, as both a broker and claims adjuster, Daphne joined Christie-Phoenix in 2012. She is an Assistant to the Commercial Producers and a support for claims handling. Daphne has 3 designations; Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker, Chartered Insurance Professional and Certified Risk Manager.

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 Tony Hill

Toni joined Christie-Phoenix in May 2017. Toni has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years. She specializes in home insurance and auto insurance.

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Anke Walker, CAIB

Our newest team member is Anke, having joined us in September 2013, she has over 30 years’ experience as a broker with local agencies in the Victoria area. Anke received her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation in 1989. She specializes in auto, home and travel medical policies, providing excellent personalized customer service to her clients.

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Ted Stelck, CAIB

New to the insurance industry, Ted is full speed ahead in learning insurance. He has obtained his level II license and is excited to be getting out and meeting new clients. Ted and his wife welcomed a new baby daughter in November. In his spare time he’s a volunteer firefighter with North Saanich Fire Department.

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Bill Coward, CAIB

Bill joined Christie-Phoenix in September 2016. He has 30 years' experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Christie-Phoenix Bill has worked at 3 local brokerages over the years fine tuning his craft. 10 years of experience with Auto and Home followed by 20 years' experience with commercial accounts have helped round his insurance career. Bill now specializes in commercial accounts such as Manufacturing, Trucking, Wholesale, Retail, Construction, Apartments, Strata's and Condos. He works with clients on a personal level instilling trust and building fierce loyalty.

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Torie Van Der Zee, CAIB, CAIB

Torie joined Christie-Phoenix in 2014 and works alongside Barb Gillespie as an account manager, managing the strata program and commercial clients. She is available for assisting with claims and general inquiries. She completed her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation with honours in 2016.

Click here to email Torie Van Der Zee

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Piers Finch-Noyes, BComm

Piers joined Christie-Phoenix in 2012. With 5+ years under his belt in the industry, Piers focuses on commercial insurance needs

Click here to email Piers Finch-Noyes

 

 

 

 
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