McLarens Aviation to Appoint Trehane Oliver as Managing Director

McLarens Aviation, a leading provider of survey and loss adjusting services to the global aviation industry, has appointed Trehane Oliver as Managing Director Designate ahead of his promotion to Managing Director on 1 April 2019. The move will coincide with the retirement of Nigel Minett who leaves McLarens after 27 years with the business and 43 years in the insurance industry.

As Managing Director, Trehane will lead a team of over 90 in-house aviation specialists, working across 33 offices, in 22 countries and managing in excess of 4,000 insurance related assignments each year. Having joined McLarens Aviation as Business Development Director in 2015, Trehane has played a key role in supporting the business’ sustained international expansion. He has nearly 30 years of experience working in the aviation insurance sector, during which he has also held senior underwriting and broking roles within the London and international markets. A fluent Spanish speaker, he has held overseas posts in Buenos Aires and Mexico City.

Since the launch of McLarens Aviation, following a merger between McLarens and Airclaims in 2011, the business has demonstrated consistent organic growth under the leadership of Nigel Minett. Notable developments during that time include the recruitment of over 40 new aviation surveyors, the launch of a new Aviation Liability division and the opening of 10 new offices, most recently in Frankfurt, Chicago, Brisbane, Beijing, Shanghai, Brasilia and Vancouver, with plans for others to follow soon.

Trehane Oliver, McLarens Aviation, Managing Director Designate commented: “I’m delighted to be taking on this role. McLarens Aviation is a fantastic company and one that has grown from strength to strength. I look forward to building from the strong platform that has been created and continuing to develop our international network in line with our clients’ needs.

We have a highly specialist team of aviation engineers and a growing demand for their services, in key regions across the globe. We have ambitious plans for the coming years and see a number of opportunities for further expansion, most notably across the Americas and Asia.”

Gary Brown, McLarens, Chief Executive Officer, McLarens added: “Trehane is the obvious candidate for this role. His insight has been hugely beneficial to the continued growth of McLarens Aviation and his wealth of experience, network of contacts and knowledge of the claims, broking and underwriting sides of the market, make him a great asset to the business.

I’d like to thank Nigel for his valued contribution to McLarens and McLarens Aviation over the last 27 years. He’s been instrumental in the development of our global network and has been a highly trusted and valued member of the McLarens Global Management Team.”


 McLarens Aviation is a leading provider of loss adjusting, survey and risk services to the global aviation industry. Clients include the aviation insurance market, aircraft operators, airports, maintenance and repair organisations (MROs), financiers, lessors, oil and mining companies, law firms and regulators. It has a team of over 90 in-house aviation specialists, operating across 33 offices, in 22 countries across the globe and manages in excess of 4,000 insurance related assignments each year.

McLarens Aviation Locations:
London (City) – London (Heathrow) – Abu Dhabi – Algiers – Buenos Aires – Bangalore – Beijing – Bogota – Brasilia – Brisbane – Caracas – Chicago – Delhi – Frankfurt – Houston – Johannesburg – Kingston – Madrid – Melbourne – Mexico City – Miami – Montreal – Moscow – Paris – Santiago – São Paulo – Seattle – Shanghai – Singapore – Sydney – Toronto – Vancouver – Wellington