McLarens Natural Resources Group Expands its Global Team and Capabilities

Norcross, GA – USA (November 5, 2018) McLarens, a leading global claims services provider with a focus on complex, commercial and niche markets, has expanded its Natural Resources practice to serve the growing needs of this highly technical sector. To build on its global presence and the considerable capabilities of its team, recent additions and moves include:

  • Roberto Alvarez has joined the team in Houston, Texas as Director Latin America / Natural Resources – Senior Executive Loss Adjuster. Roberto comes directly from a global professional services firm specializing in Energy Loss Adjusting and Energy Risk Consulting. He brings extensive knowledge of the energy space, having worked with global loss adjusting firms since 1992. As an adjuster, Roberto’s experience includes offshore/onshore physical damage, builder’s risk, business interruption, seepage and pollution, control of well and machinery breakdown. With decades of expertise, Roberto’s work not only includes hands-on complex claims adjusting, but he has also led and managed teams responding to catastrophic property losses, with significant hurricane expertise. Most recently directing a team in Latin America, Roberto is fluent in English and Spanish, and partially fluent in Portuguese.


  • Mike Barnes, Senior Executive Loss Adjuster, who has been with McLarens since 1986, recently returned to the firm’s London operations to join McLarens’ UK-based Natural Resources team. Prior to his return, Mike served in Bahrain for 11 years, with responsibility for McLarens’ group operations in Middle East & Africa region. Mike’s expertise includes managing large losses involving petrochemical plants and refineries, power and desalination plants, aluminium smelters, and arc and blast furnaces, as well as mass transit infrastructure. He brings additional expertise in business interruption and machinery breakdown.

 Global Director of Natural Resources for the firm Matthew LeBrun, comments: “The expansion of our global team demonstrates our clear and continued commitment to offerings in the natural resources market. Adding these two accomplished professionals to our already high-caliber team provides a real benefit to our global clients and long-term initiatives. Current risk dynamics, highly complex claims and loss exposures require specialized experts who understand the intricacies and nuances of the many technical issues involved. Through our global Natural Resources offerings, and access to a well-developed team of in-house experts, McLarens is well-qualified to manage the most complex energy and mining claims.”

McLarens Natural Resources team handles a diverse range of losses across the broader energy spectrum with specialized expertise in exploration and production, midstream, downstream, renewables, power generation and utilities. The firm’s global capabilities in these areas cover not only complex loss adjusting but also a full suite of supplemental services such as, catastrophe response, risk assessment and consulting, litigation management and forensic accounting.

To celebrate the firm’s expansion, McLarens hosted an industry event in London on November 1, 2018.

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About McLarens:

McLarens is a leading global claims services provider with offices strategically located around the world. With a focus on complex, commercial and niche markets, McLarens provides loss adjusting and claims management services as well as auditing and pre-risk surveying. The company’s expert adjusters have an average of over 20 years’ claims experience, operating across a range of specialties including: Property, Crisis Management, Natural Resources, Construction & Engineering, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Aviation, Casualty, Marine, FAJ & Specie, Global TPA Services.

McLarens Natural Resources Group Expands its Global Team and Capabilities

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