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Executive Adjuster, Major Loss South

Richard Collison

Executive Adjuster, Major Loss South


Richard started working in the insurance industry at the age of 18 during 2006 and in a desktop claims handling capacity for two leading personal lines Insurers, thereafter moving into Loss Adjusting in 2011 as a Major & Complex Loss Adjusting Executive within Cunningham Lindsey UK’s South-West region. Having undertaken two tours of New Zealand assisting with Catastrophe (Christchurch Earthquake) claims during 2011 & 2012 he returned to his role within Major & Complex Loss and began studying for his ACILA qualification, which he achieved in 2015, and progressively handled larger and more complex claims thereafter. During 2020 he joined the Major & Complex Loss Team at McLarens UK as an Executive Adjuster operating out of Bath and throughout the South-Wales, South-West and South-East regions.

Richard achieved Distinction within his first ACILA ‘Principles of Insurance’ Chartership exam and became the youngest Chartered Loss Adjuster in the UK at the age of 26 during 2015. To impart his knowledge and as part of succession planning, in recent years Richard has become involved with the mentoring and support of the next generation of Loss Adjusters coming through the ranks at McLarens.

Richard has handled a variety of Commercial and High-Net Worth Major & Complex Loss claims since 2011, which range from £100,000 – £12m in value.

As at today, Richard has 17 years insurance claims handling experience, 13 of which have been served within the Loss Adjusting industry.


  • 2011 – Several high value Earthquake losses in New Zealand
  • 2015 – Wedding Venue Fire (£1.2 Million)
  • 2016 – Fire at Grade II Listed National Trust building (£3.5 Million)
  • 2017 – Fire at Local Authority Leisure Facility (£5 Million)
  • 2018 – Fire at Woodshaving Manufacturer (£4 Million)
  • 2020 – Fire at Lithium Ion Battery Research and Development Facility (£6.5 Million)

Office Address / Contact Information

Pure Offices, Cheltenham Office Park, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Glos GL51 6SH
United Kingdom
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Industry Certification



10 x GCSE (A-C), 4 x A-Levels (A-C)

Additional Expertise

Catastrophe adjusting (New Zealand Earthquakes - 2011 & 2012), Fidelity Guarantee Insurance

Adjuster Experience

18 years 2006