Clive Bird

Senior Vice President, Mining & Technology


Clive is an insurance risk specialist, entrepreneur, and product developer for bespoke and technical insurance risks. Clive works extensively with public companies, focusing on Mining, Energy and Mineral Exploration, DeFi, Crypto Mining, Bio health, and Psychedelics addressing the broad range of risk exposures these established and emerging industries face worldwide. Clive is a business person who understands the intricacies of financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and uplistings including NASDAQ IPO’s, RTOS and SPACS.

Clive prides himself on offering ‘Cradle to Grave’ service for his clients. His responsibility doesn’t end when insurance has been purchased. He is there to support and assist his clients through any claims experience.

Clive’s clients say

  • “I have had the pleasure of dealing with Clive Bird and Axis Insurance for the past 15 years. During that time Clive and his team have demonstrated a very high level of understanding of our business (mineral exploration and development) and of our insurance needs. I have consistently been impressed with their efforts to market our insurance across international underwriting markets in order to obtain the best coverage and at the best cost. I consider Axis a very important component of the insurance aspect of our business and am grateful to have them on our side.”

    Aris Morfopoulos
    CFO – Highgold Mining Inc.

  • “Axis helped us source competitive insurance coverage for our insurance needs in both Canada and the USA. In particular, we were seeking comprehensive insurance coverage as we transitioned from a private company to a publicly traded company which made the task more complex than normal. Clive Bird is a very knowledgeable, experienced, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. I am happy to recommend Axis to anyone seeking comprehensive corporate insurance coverage.”

    Bill Wagener
    CEO – Getchell Gold Corp.

  • “Axis has been assisting our business for over 10 years and Clive Bird have been exemplary business partners. They took the time to learn our business and have been instrumental in developing insurance products specific to our industry to enable us to better mitigate the risks involved in the way our industry does business. They are a valuable bridge between the customer and the insurance companies, ensuring that any claim process goes as smooth as possible. Clive make the policy language easy to understand and are always available to meet to insure that decision makers accurately understand the available insurance options. We trust their counsel and look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

    Sean Tetzlaff,
    Oxygen Capital

  • “Clive Bird (and his team at Axis Insurance) has provided exceptional service and advice for my companies over the past 20 years. The depth of his commitment to his clients, and the breadth of his relationships with underwriters in the D&O insurance world was showcased for our board over the past several weeks. At a time when it became increasingly challenging to procure and secure run-off insurance for our company, due to a complex convergence of corporate, Clive plumbed the depth of his relationships in the underwriter world and came up with 2 key insurance policies to cover the former Directors and Officers for the next 6 years. Clive’s calm tone and supportive demeanor provided an immense level of comfort for all Directors and Officers and the insurance options provided were both practical and economically feasible. Clive is truly a trusted and skilled advisor who consistently shows up when times get tough and delivers when no one else can.”

    Mark O’Dea

  • “I am outside counsel to a Canadian issuer that was sued for securities fraud in a purported class action lawsuit in the United States. I have had the pleasure of working with Clive Bird in connection with helping our mutual client provide notice of the claim to their carriers, develop a plan to investigate the claims and collect relevant electronic data, and build a collaborative working relationship with the insurers. Clive looks for ways to help build a defense strategy that is effective and cost efficient. He is responsive and proactive. He develops creative solutions for clients and collaborates effectively with outside counsel. Clive has a unique understanding of the similarities and differences between litigation against a Canadian issuer in U.S. and Canada”.

    Karl R. Barnickol, Partner
    Neal Gerber Eisenberg LLP

  • “Clive and his team at Axis supported us with finding and binding coverage on a large value of assets in a situation that was both extremely unique and very time sensitive. Clive and his broader team jumped in to help and provide advice and walked us through all the options and timelines available. To make our situation even more complex, the assets would be moving location and changing ownership during the coverage and the Axis team managed this with ease and knew the few in the market that could accept such a situation. Clive continued to support us while travelling and on vacation. We wouldn’t have got insurance in place in time without him and we are very grateful for the late nights and vacation time he set aside to get us over the line. Thanks again to the whole team that helped make it happen!”

    Morag Cooper
    PwC | Director, Deals

  • “I have worked with Clive on several mutual clients where I have provided securities class action defense advice and Clive has served as the D&O insurance broker. I have been very impressed with Clive’s knowledge of the D&O marketplace, litigation trends, and strategies for addressing coverage of securities class action matters, particularly in multi-jurisdictional matters involving both the US and another country. I also know that my clients have been pleased with Clive’s responsiveness and creativity. I would highly recommend engaging his services.”

    Brian P. Miller, Partner
    King & Spalding LLP

  • Our D&O insurance became even more important to us when we completed our NYSE listing. Axis was able to improve our coverage whilst significantly reducing premiums. We would highly recommend them to anyone in the mining industry, or any publicly traded company looking to improve their D&O program. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any further clarification.

    Mahesh Liyanage – CFO
    Vizsla Silver Corp. – TSX-V:VZLA

Clive’s Team