Harry S. Binks


 

Harry S. Binks,

B.Comm., M.B.A., C.I.P., C.C.I.B., C.R.M.,

President & C.E.O.,

Licensed in Ontario & Nunavut

Phone: 613-226-1350 ext. 228
Fax: 613-226-7029
E-mail: h.binks@binks.ca

I went to Ottawa schools, and graduated from Queen’s University with my Bachelor of Commerce in 1977. I hold various professional diplomas through the Insurance Institute of Canada, a list of which are on the attached page. I am a licensed insurance broker and a Canadian Risk Manager. In 2005, I returned to Queen’s to obtain my MBA.

Binks Insurance was a small three-person office in 1973. We purchased the firm from my mother in 1980, and Binks Insurance Brokers Limited has since become one of the largest privately-owned insurance brokerages in Eastern Ontario. The firm specializes in providing a risk management approach to Auto Dealerships, Manufacturers, Contractors and Property Management Firms. We have spun off four specialist firms: Millennium CreditRisk Management Limited (credit & political risk), Binks Life & HealthRisk Insurance Limited (life, disability & group), Globalex Ottawa (insurance for high tech firms), and recently Binks Personal.

The group currently employs about 12 people, and the firms share a common vision and approach to business. The main Binks firm is still controlled by myself, with 4 key employee shareholders (three of whom are family).

I have been involved in various industry and charitable associations, a list of which follows:

EDUCATION
• Graduated from Fisher Park High School, Grade 13 Honours(1973)
• Graduated with Bachelors of Commerce with Honours, Queen’s University(1977)
• Achieved A.I.I.C. (Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada)(1979)
• Achieved C.I.B.(Ont.) (Chartered Insurance Broker)(1982)
• Achieved C.A.I.B. Honours (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker)(1987)
• Achieved C.R.M. (Canadian Risk Manager)(1992)
• Graduated with Master of Business Administration, Queen’s University(2005)
EMPLOYMENT
• President of Binks Insurance Brokers Limited
• Chairman of Binks Life & HealthRisk Insurance Limited
• Director of Globalex Risk Management (Ottawa) Inc.
COMMUNITY
• President of the Fisher Park Key Club (1973)
• Charter President, Queen’s University Circle K Club(1974)
• Governor, Eastern Canada & the Caribbean District of Circle K(1975)
• Vice-President, Circle K International
• Member, Kiwanis Club of Ottawa(1977-1984)
• President, Commerce ’77, Queen’s University School of Business(1973)
• Director of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Ottawa(1998)
• Director, Great Canadian Theatre Company(2008)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL
• Director of the Ottawa Insurance Brokers Association(1982-1987)
• President of the Ottawa Insurance Brokers Association(1984-1985)
• Chairman of the Canadian Redshaw Users Association(1986-1988)
• Centre for Study of Insurance Operations FIAT Steering Committee(1989)
• Director of CSIO(1991-1994)
• Vice-President of CSIO(1991-1992)
• President of CSIO(1992-1993)
• Chairman of CSIO(1993-1994)
• Director of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario(1999-2002)
• Chairman of IBAO’s Technology Committee(2002)

 

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