The Insurance Dispute Resolution Services of B.C. was established
in 1999. It operates at arm's length from the Insurance
Brokers Association of B.C., and is operated as its own neutral
and objective entity.
Insurance Dispute Resolution Services aids in settling disputes
between any number of parties, in all aspects of insurance.
The organization is managed by a board of Trustees who come from
key positions within the insurance industry.
Peter Wright acts as a consultant in areas which include maritime
insurance, mediation, Arbitration, and lecturing. He acts principally
for the insurance industry, law firms, and maritime industries.
Peter has been actively involved in the insurance industry for
over 50 years. He has held senior management positions with major
insurance companies in Canada.
In addition to his extensive insurance experience, he is a Chartered
Arbitrator and a pioneer in the Dispute Resolution field, having
acted as a mediator and arbitrator for more than 15 years. He has
worked internationally and his assignments have taken him to destinations
such as London, China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia,
Russia and Norway. He has also given expert witness evidence in
the Supreme Courts of British Columbia and Nova Scotia.
He was retained by the Oceans Institute of Canada as a Senior Research
Associate for the International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP)
for a period of 5 years.
Peter’s associations include:
- Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Association
of Marine Underwriters of B.C.
- Past Trustee, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration
- Past Director, B.C. Arbitration and Mediation Institute
- Past Director and Chair, Professional Development, Mediation
Development Association of British Columbia
- Founding Director and President for Life of Vancouver Maritime
He currently manages the Insurance Dispute Resolution Services
of British Columbia.
Board of Trustees:
John Glavin, CIP, C.Arb
Retired Insurance Manager, Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company
Kaity Stein, LLB, LLM (Hon.)
Barrister and Solicitor
Bob King, CMA, CIP
Principal, GNK Insurance Services Inc.
Terri Johnson, FCIP
VP, Commercial Insurance Solutions, Gore Mutual Insurance
Carson Thompson, FCIP
InsureBC Underwriting Services Inc.