Biography

Previously employed as a graduate civil engineer in the United Kingdom, Mike entered the loss adjusting profession in 1980 and joined the McLarens Group in 1986.

He was a resident in Asia from 1982 for 14 years in Jakarta and Hong Kong and oversaw a significant expansion of the group office network in that period. During his time in Asia Mike worked throughout the region and gained extensive major loss and account experience in heavy construction, utility and energy losses together with their associated Advanced Loss of Profits and Business Interruption claims.

Mike transferred to Bahrain in 2007 with responsibility for group operations in our Middle East South Asia & Africa (MESAA) region and where he remains resident. His experience in Technical Services involves a wide range of major construction projects and operational losses that include; petrochemical plants and refineries, power and desalination plants, aluminium smelters and arc and blast furnaces, mass transit and heavy rail systems, airports and airport infrastructure, bridges and jetties and tunnelling.

Working in conjunction with forensic accountants and construction timeline specialists Mike has been responsible for management of numerous significant Delay in Start Up (DSU) and Business interruption (BI) losses claims for projects and losses in the Middle East and Asia for both local and International markets alike, particularly the Lloyds and London market.

Notable construction and engineering claims handled:

• Erection of a petrochemical project comprising of 26 manufacturing units let in multiple EPC contracts (KSA USD 12Billion)

• Construction of the new Jeddah International and Domestic Airport (KSA USD 7.2 Billion)

• Erection of an export refinery project (USD 7.2 Billion)

• Erection of a petrochemical complex comprising of 9 EPC contracts (USD 7 Billion)

Industry Certification

Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (FCILA)

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, English, FUEDI European Loss Adjusting Expert

Additional Expertise

Construction, Energy, Engineering, Machinery Breakdown, Major Property Losses, Business Interruption

Language Skills

English