Biography

Mike entered the Loss Adjusting professional in 1991 with Thomas Howell Selfe & Co after three years working in the claims department of a large composite Insurer.  Having gained a broad experience of the commercial market, handling a full spectrum of claims across all classes, including Property, Business Interruption, Goods in Transit, C.A.R, Casualty and Major & Complex Loss, Mike was approached by Ashworth Mairs Group in 2002 to become part of their commercial adjusting team.

In 2005, Mike relocated to the South West where he held several management positions, including responsibility for offices in Bristol, Harefield and Crawley.  He was also part of their Major & Complex Loss team, where he gained an excellent reputation with Insurers and became an adjuster by choice for several clients.  He also undertook Caribbean assignments following Hurricane Luis in 1995.

Mike joined McLarens in September 2012, combining a management role with a caseload of major and complex losses, with operational responsibility for our South West region.

In April 2019 Mike was promoted to McLarens Leadership Team as Head of Major Loss – South, carrying technical and operational responsibility for all major losses across the Midlands, South West and South East.

Mike has a broad range of experience in all types of losses, including multi-million-pound Real Estate, Manufacturing, Retail and Public Sector claims, particularly Education and Social Housing.  He has handled several high-profile incidents, including the management of losses arising from the 1996 IRA bomb in Manchester, Carlisle floods in 2005 and extensive floods in Hull and Gloucester in 2007 and York in 2015.

NOTABLE ASSIGNMENTS:

  • School Fire (£11 Million)
  • Office Block Fire (£3.2 Million)
  • Public House Flood (£400 K)
  • Garden Centre Fire (£5 Million)
  • Supermarket Fire (£2 Million)
  • Fire damage to a Listed Manor House (£3 Million)
  • Car Showroom Fire (£2 Million)
  • Papermill Flood (£400 K)
  • Anaerobic Digestion Facility Fire (£2.3 Million)
  • Storm Damage to 450 Social Housing units (£1.5 Million)
  • Bearing Manufacturer Fire (£350 K)
Industry Certification

ACII, ACILA

Additional Expertise

Manufacturing, Retail, Education Sector, Real Estate, Financial Risks, Private Clients

Adjuster Experience

29 years 1991

Language Skills

English