Biography

Previously employed as a graduate civil engineer in the United Kingdom, Mike entered the loss adjusting profession in 1980, joining the McLarens Group in 1986. He was a resident in Asia from 1982 for 14 years, in Jakarta and Hong Kong, from where he oversaw a significant expansion of the regional network, whilst handling a wide portfolio of construction, erection and industrial losses.

Following 11 years as a Home Foreign adjuster based in London, Mike transferred to Bahrain in 2007, with responsibility for group operations in our Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. He again oversaw an extensive expansion of the regional network, whilst continuing to be instructed on a wide range of major infrastructure projects and operational losses.

In 2018, Mike relocated to London as part of our Natural Resources division team, to which he brings his experience of losses involving petrochemical plants and refineries, power and desalination plants, aluminium smelters, arc and blast furnaces, pharmaceutical and food processing plants, mass transit and heavy rail systems, airports and airport infrastructure, bridges and jetties, and tunnelling.

Working in conjunction with forensic accountants and construction timeline specialists, Mike has also been responsible for the management of numerous significant Delay in Start Up (DSU) and Business interruption (BI) claims for projects and losses in the Middle East and Asia, for both local and International markets.

NOTABLE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Erection of a 4,000MW combined cycle Power Station with ALOP (KSA, USD 2.85 Billion). (Largest single loss USD 175 Million including early operational BI)
  • Erection of a petrochemical project comprising eight packages let in multiple EPC contracts (KSA, USD 13 Billion). (Largest single loss USD 32.5 Million)
  • Erection of a 500,000TPA Titanium Dioxide slag smelter (KSA, USD 0.6 Billion) (Largest consolidated loss USD 53 Million including DSU)
  • Fire in bakery in KSA. (USD 200 Million including BI)
  • Fire in pharmaceutical facility in KSA. (USD 43 Million including BI)
Industry Certification

ACII, FCILA, FUEDI European Loss Adjusting Expert

Qualifications

University of Manchester - Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Additional Expertise

Business Interruption, Energy, Machinery Breakdown

Adjuster Experience

40 years 1980

Language Skills

English