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Executive Adjuster

Michael Ballinger

Executive Adjuster


Michael commenced his Loss Adjusting career in 1993 after graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). In 2000 he transferred to GAB Robins (now Sedgwick) in North America and was based in Denver, Colorado.  In 2004 he accepted a position as the Adjuster-in-Charge of the Crawford & Company office in Anchorage, Alaska where he was appointed as the Lloyd’s Agent for Alaska.  In 2009 he returned to his hometown of Brisbane with Crawford & Company where he worked as an Executive General Adjuster with the Global Technical Services Division.

Throughout his career Michael has worked on an array of claims including Agriculture, Marine Cargo and Construction Works.  Michael now specializes in Major & Complex Loss property claims.  He has a focus on Loss Mitigation Strategies, working closely alongside specialist Forensic Accounting Adjusters and other stakeholders in the claim.

Michael commenced work as an Executive Adjuster with McLarens in 2021.


  • Timber Mill: Fire (AUD 13 Million)
  • Strata Building: Cyclone (AUD 45 Million)
  • Shopping Centre: Fire (AUD 12.2 Million)
  • Resort Complex: Bushfire (AUD 13 Million)
  • Barrier Reef Island Resort: Cyclone (AUD 45 Million)
  • Cultural Centre/Museum: Fire (AUD 12 Million)
  • Regional Council: Cyclone (AUD 9 Million)
  • Resort Complex: Cyclone (AUD 19.5 Million)
  • Telecommunications Provider (AUD 5.1 Million)
  • Seafood Processing Facility: Storm (AUD 3.6 Million)

Office Address / Contact Information

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

Diploma of Loss Adjusting, Certificate in General Insurance, Lloyd's Agency Certificate in Cargo Surveying Proficiency


B.Bus (Acc.)


Additional Expertise

Building & Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture & Food, Telecommunications, Retail, Hotels and Resorts, Large Loss Strata, Government Infrastructure, Catastrophe, Educational Institutions

Adjuster Experience

31 years 1993