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Technical Advisor

Patrick Cleary

Technical Advisor


Patrick has over 40 years’ experience as a loss adjuster, some 25 of which are with McLarens Group international companies, during which his considerable expertise and experience in oil, gas, manufacturing and financial lines losses has positioned him as a global expert in major loss and mitigation management.  He was responsible for the development of the Group’s global relationship with the Japanese market for more than 20 years, culminating in the opening of the wholly-owned subsidiary company there, in 2006. As Managing Director of the London-based Home Foreign company from 1984, he was responsible for  handling major losses in many parts of the world, as well as managing disaster teams in the Caribbean, and setting up and managing global programmes for clients ranging from motor manufacturing to international banks.

In 2000 he was seconded to the Asia Pacific Region, and then ran offices in Korea and Indonesia, before setting up the Tokyo office. More recently, in 2012~13 he served as client relations project manager for one of our major Japanese clients, with exposure to some of the largest market losses arising from the unprecedented floods in Thailand at the end of 2011.


  • Japan: Lightning Strike in glass works – PD & BI.
  • Japan: International claims following Great Hanshin earthquake
  • Korea:  Several multi-million US Dollar fidelity guarantee losses for reinsurers of Korean banks & financial institutions.
  • Korea: Major fire & BI claim in CRT manufacturing plant.
  • Thailand: Public liability claims following defects in gas supply pipe lines.
  • North Sea PI claims following defective design of gravity base structure.
  • Jamaica: PI claims following defective design of cement process plant.
  • Italy: Audits of re-insurance programmes of oil and gas operators.
  • Indonesia: Flood damage to copper & gold mine in Irian Jaya.
  • Indonesia: Market investigation into causation of Indonesian riots of May 1998.
  • Principal project management and technical adviser on multiple multi-million dollar losses arising from Thailand floods in 2011.

Office Address / Contact Information

Forum House
15-18 Lime Street
United Kingdom
Local Time: 10:33 am
Local Date: 04 December, 2023

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Additional Expertise

Oil and Gas, Manufacturing

Adjuster Experience

44 years 1979

Language Skills