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Operations Manager - Loss Adjusting

Darren McKinnon

Operations Manager - Loss Adjusting


Darren has been in the insurance industry for in excess of 40 years with the last 30 years spent in various loss adjusting roles.

After initially commencing as a property adjuster and moving on to become a Specialist Liability adjuster, Darren transitioned into management.

Prior to joining McLarens as their Australian Operations Manager, Darren held several positions with a multi-national loss adjusting firm: the latest roles being Regional Manager QLD, NT, SA & WA, Singapore Country Manager and State Manager for QLD. He has extensive experience in managing loss adjusting operations particularly in catastrophe response.

Darren holds a Bachelor Degree in Business (Insurance), is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters and is a Senior Associate of the Institute of Insurance and Finance. Darren is also involved in ANZIIF and AICLA.


  • Fire claim – Accountancy Practice (AUD 1 million)
  • Public Liability claim – Terrorism incident – International Hotel (US$25 million)
  • Product Liability claim – Beverage manufacturer (US$4 million)
  • Personal Injury claim (Paraplegia) – Shire Council – (AUD 2 million)
  • Personal Injury claims (various) – Prison Corrective Services (up to 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

FCLA, ANZIIF (Snr Assoc)


Bachelor of Business (Insurance), Diploma of Business (Loss Adj), Diploma of Business (General), Certificate of Investigative Services, Certificate of Insurance


Additional Expertise

Property Liability and Personal Injury, Product Liability, Management

Adjuster Experience

46 years 1978