Steven is Vice President & Commercial Insurance Broker at Stanhope Simpson. Prior to joining the company, Steven received his undergraduate business degree from Mount St. Vincent University where he attended classes full-time while managing the day to day responsibilities of owning and operating a forestry contracting business.  Since joining the firm in 2004, Steven has worked hard to develop and grow a portfolio of complex commercial insurance and surety accounts.  Steven’s experience of being a business owner in the contracting industry – and operating heavy machinery and tractor trailers first-hand – sets him apart from most brokers as it allows him to better understand and connect with his clients.

Steven is the brokerage’s primary internal technical consultant, due to his exceptional technical expertise in specialty coverages such as Professional Liability, Directors & Officers Liability and Environmental Liability. As Vice President, he is also responsible for leading all aspects related to claims resolution for the organization and oversees the junior producers, providing ongoing guidance to support the sales team as required. Steven also has his own commercial portfolio at the firm which he continues to actively grow.

Steven is involved with the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) and aside from the office, Steven spends most of his time with his family and working on completing a “seemingly never-ending” list of home renovation projects.

Steven Bates

Director at Large

Stanhope Simpson