Our People

Bob Phipps, President

B.Sc., C.I.P., C.F.E.I., C.F.E.
Bob Phipps commenced his career in insurance claims in 1980 after obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree at McMaster University. He has been with Bannatyne & Company since 1989. He is recognized as one of the industry’s leading adjusters in the handling of large property losses. Bob’s experience extends to all types of claims and he is fully licenced by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Bob is an instructor with the Insurance Institute of Ontario, and is a past president of the Hamilton Chapter of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association.





Karen Sunter, Senior Adjuster

Karen Sunter began adjusting claims in 1982. During her career she has investigated claims covering a wide range of losses, and is licenced to handle all lines of claims by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. For the past 18 years Karen has specialized in accident benefit and automobile tort claims. She is continuously expanding her substantial knowledge of the SABS and is a recognized expert within the industry in the handling of catastrophic injury claims. Karen joined Bannatyne and Company in 2010.