Mr. Stephen Pottle

Director, Risk Management Services,
York University
Silver MVP

Contact Details

Toronto, ON


One of the most diverse and challenging environments for risk managers today is on a university campus. York University's Risk Management Services strives to improve the quality of the York experience for our faculty, staff and students while reducing the cost of operating and insurance-related expenses. Steve's responsibilities include: strategic planning and leadership for insurance and related operational risk management strategies within all University divisions to ensure the achievement of the University's operational goals and objectives in alignment with the University Academic Plan and new initiatives of the University. He also provides leadership and direction to the University community with respect to risk management relating to the on-going monitoring of compliance with legislation applicable to York University. Steve holds the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and the Canadian Insurance Professional (CIP) designations. He speaks regularly at conferences and seminars and has contributed on numerous articles regarding insurance and risk management for industry publications. He is an active member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Steve is 2018 Vice President of the Society. He is also a Past President of the Ontario Chapter and Past Chair of the Communications and External Affairs Sub Committee of the RIMS Canada Council.


Insurance Institute of Canada
CIP (Hons)
2006 To 2011

University of Toronto
2001 To 2003

Ryerson University
Ontario, Canada
1985 To 1988

Service and Recognition

Fred Bossons Award

Job History

York University
Director, Risk Management Services
January 2011 - present

RIMS Canada Council
Chair, Communications and External Affairs Subcommittee
January 2010 - present

York University, School of Continuing Studies
Advisory Committee Member - Risk Management Certificate Program
Toronto, ON, Canada

York University
Manager, Insurance and Risk Management
January 2009 - January 2011

Risk and Insurance Management Society
President - Ontario Chapter
October 2008 - June 2010

York University
Insurance and Risk Analyst
January 2000 - January 2009

York University
Y2K Project Support Coordinator
January 1998 - January 2000