Global loss adjuster, McLarens, has recruited renowned Construction & Engineering (C&E) specialist, Ian Newth (ACII, FCILA, FUEDI-ELAE), to head its C&E team in the UK and Ireland. Operating from McLarens’ London office, Ian reports into Peter Scott, Head of Construction & Engineering – Europe, and will oversee the business’ C&E portfolio across its 16 offices in the UK and Ireland.
Joining from Crawford & Co, where he was Head of Construction UK, Ian is a Chartered Loss Adjuster with nearly 30 years experience handling construction and engineering losses. Since starting his career at Eagle Star Engineering Insurance Co Limited (now part of Zurich Group), he has gone on to hold senior positions at GAB Robins and Teceris. Ian has handled losses of all classes emanating from numerous PFI, infrastructure and building construction projects. In addition, he has successfully managed national and regional contractor Construction All Risks (CAR) and Public Liability (PL) insurance claims programmes across the UK.
Ian’s role will focus on building upon the niche adjuster’s existing book of C&E business. Since reestablishing its UK business in 2006, McLarens has acted on a number of high profile C&E losses including multiple claims from Project Policy for North Terminal Development at Gatwick Airport and the Docklands Light railway extension. McLarens has also secured a number of high profile nominations and panel appointments in the C&E arena, most recently winning a place on Zurich’s C&E nominations panel.
Graham Smart, Managing Director, Europe, commented: “We already have considerable expertise in the C&E field and having someone of Ian’s gravitas to lead our UK team means that we are well placed to continue grow this part of the business. C&E is a key sector for McLarens, both in the UK and internationally where, particularly in emerging markets across Asia and the Middle East, we are seen as a world leader. I look forward to working with Ian to continue this success.”
Ian Newth, Head of Construction & Engineering – UK, added: “McLarens has built a reputation as a leading provider of specialist commercial loss adjusting in the UK and as such are an ideal home for my expertise. I’m delighted to be leading a team of such highly motivated and skilled adjusters!”
McLarens UK Hires Ian Newth To Head Up C&E Team
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