Senior Principal Consultant
Matthew has 23 years experience in the provision of insurance advisory services to Loss Adjusters, Solicitors, Insurers and Re-Insurers. Providing both overall management of multi-disciplinary teams and civil / structural engineering input on a variety of complex and major UK and International losses. Experienced on losses under both operational and construction/erection policies arising from all forms of Property Damage (natural disasters, fires & explosion, mechanical breakdowns, etc.) and also from claims arising from reported defective design, construction, materials and operation/use.
Increased focus on a variety of oil & gas, refinery and petrochemical losses but also involved in a wide range of other sectors, including power & energy losses which are all underpinned by experience of the detailed design and construction of structures for power plants (thermal, combined cycle and nuclear), desalination plants and other heavy industrial developments.
Responsible for the management and co-ordination of teams providing a wide range of engineering, geotechnical and quantum & costing advice in relation to Property Damage claims. Further responsibility for management and peer review of industry experts on a wide range of specialist losses in power, energy and renewable resources losses (including wind turbines, steam & gas turbines, solar power). Also responsible for analysis of reinstatement timelines & critical path programmes for losses involving Business Interruption and the production of root (RCA) & proximate cause analysis investigations working closely with relevant industry specialists.
Experienced in carrying out and coordinating post-Incident damage surveys in a pro-active manner to ensure relevant data is collected as soon as practicable, followed by ongoing liaison with the insured and their advisors to determine & agree the scope of damage and reinstatement works. Working closely with quantity/costing specialist both in-house and from local associates to provide accurate reinstatement cost advice that is relevant to the loss type & location. Practiced in the detailed review of inspections/testing reports to identify loss-related damage (as opposed to ‘damage’ by other causes) and detailed analysis of Insured’s reinstatement proposals, cost estimates and incurred cost claims.
Aims to build close and trusted working relationships with all members of the claims handling & adjusting team to produce reliable, impartial advice and fair assessment of complex claims.
Countries Worked in:Abu Dhabi, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, Cote D’Ivoire, Cyprus, Denmark, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, The Netherlands, Peoples Republic of China, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela.