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Forensic Accountant

Dan De Silva, CPA, ACLA

Forensic Accountant


Dan joined McLarens in 2019 in the role of Forensic Accountant.

Prior to joining McLarens Dan was employed as a Forensic Accountant at a global Forensic Accounting firm. His duties included analysing financial lines claims and reporting both directly to underwriters and as an adjunct to the role of loss adjusters reporting to underwriters.

He has over 9 years of experience with financial and property claims. The financial lines claims related to Consequential Loss: including but not limited to Business Interruption, Extra Expenses, and Fidelity Guarantee.  The property claims tended to relate to Stock and Contents where an analysis of the Insured operations were critical.

The position at McLarens marked his return to Australia after a stint overseas in South East Asia with his base being in Singapore. Early in his career he gained experience as a claims preparer with LMI Group in Melbourne, Australia prior to relocating to Brisbane in 2011 continuing briefly with LMI before taking a senior forensic accounting role with Cerno.

Dan has either managed or worked with others on assignments in the Power Generation, Steel manufacturing, Automotive Industries (including Tyre manufacturing), Palm Oil Refineries, Retail and Wholesale, Electronics, Agriculture, Hospitality, Rail, Printing/Publishing, Cyber Business Interruption and.

Dan is a Certified Practicing Accountant with CPA Australia. Dan Graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting and Finance. In addition, he has a Diploma in Loss Adjusting from the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.


  • Steel Manufacturing: Accidental Damage – Business Interruption Loss (In Excess AUD 10 Million)
  •  Mining: Flood Damage – Business Interruption (In Excess AUD 10 Million)
  • Hotel: Flood Damage – Business Interruption (In Excess AUD 2 Million)
  • Power Generation: Flood Damage – Business Interruption Loss (In Excess AUD 1 Million)
  • Supermarket/Warehouse: Fire Damage – Business Interruption (In Excess AUD 2 Million)
  • Tyre Manufacturing Plant: Fire Damage – Stock Loss (In Excess AUD 4 million)
  • Medical Supply Warehouse – Flood Damage – Stock Loss (In Excess AUD 3 Million)
  • Prison: Damage to barbed wire – Product Recall (In Excess AUD 1 Million)
  • Rail: Liquidated Damages (In Excess AUD 5 Million)
  • Golf Retail: Fidelity Guarantee (In Excess AUD 1 Million)

Office Address / Contact Information

Level 1, 18 Little Cribb Street
PO Box 1360
Milton Qld 4064
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Industry Certification

ACLA – Associate member of Australian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA), CPA – Certified Practicing Accountant


Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance), Diploma of Loss Adjusting (ANZIIF)


Adjuster Experience

14 years 2010