Chris Ball

Vice President, Commercial Insurance

Chris is an Insurance Broker and Risk Manager who sits on the Executive Teams of Reliance Insurance Agencies and Pacific Marine Underwriting Managers. He began his insurance career working with his father at Reliance in 1995 where he handled auto and homeowner clients. To gain a better understanding of how insurance companies function in 1997 Chris began working at a leading Canadian insurance company where he worked as a commercial underwriter and claims adjustor. To further broaden his experience in 2000 Chris moved to New York and worked with one of the largest insurance brokers in the world. Throughout his time in the USA Chris worked with leading global insurance and risk management teams managing Fortune 1000 accounts requiring him to assess, structure, and place complex risk management and insurance programs with liability limits as high as US$1,000,000,000.

Professional and Community Associations:
Chris is an accredited Canadian Risk Manager (CRM), a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB), and:

  • is a member in good standing of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS),
  • is a coach for Sitkins International,
  • sits on various committees for the British Columbia Food Processors Association (BCFPA),
  • is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG),
  • does volunteer work for Caring For Our Youth (CFOY),
  • served as a Director for the Insurance Brokers Association of British Columbia (IBABC),
  • served on a committee for the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC),
  • performed various past volunteer work for Kiwassa Neighborhood House,
  • performed various past volunteer work for the Vancouver Police Department's East Vancouver Community Policing Office.

Contact Information

  • cball@reliance.bc.ca
  • Direct line: 604-251-8322