Charles Taylor Adjusting Natural Resources appoints Chairman and Managing Directors for UK, Europe and Singapore

Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA), International loss adjuster, has made senior appointments in its natural resources’ loss adjusting business.  John E. Donald, Managing Director, has been appointed Chairman and Chris Brown and Mike McMahon have been appointed Managing Directors for UK, Europe and Singapore.

John E. Donald joined CTA in 2008.  He has a long track record in adjusting complex onshore and offshore energy and business interruption claims, deep market knowledge and longstanding relationships with underwriters.  As Chairman of Natural Resources UK, Europe and Singapore, John will be responsible for business development, market relations and coordination between CTA’s natural resources’ loss adjusting hubs in Calgary, Houston, Singapore and London.  He will continue to report to Damian Ely, Chief Executive Officer, CTA.

Mike McMahon and Chris Brown will be responsible for the business management, growth, development and technical leadership of the natural resources team in the UK, Europe and Singapore, also reporting to Damian Ely.

Chris has been with CTA for ten years, latterly as Deputy Managing Director, Natural Resources.  He is widely recognised for his technical abilities and has an excellent track record and market following earned by working on large and complex energy claims, involving onshore and offshore facilities, across the oil and gas and renewables sectors.

Mike joined CTA in 2011 and was appointed Deputy Managing Director, Natural Resources with Chris in 2016. He has achieved a strong market following for his work on claims involving construction and operation of offshore pipelines, platforms and associated equipment. He has also handled multiple well control losses.

Damian Ely, Chief Executive Officer, Charles Taylor Adjusting, said:

“Charles Taylor Adjusting is recognised as one of the leading specialist international loss adjusters in the natural resources sector.  Following a long period of difficult market conditions, we are now seeing signs of a positive upturn in the natural resources market.  Oil prices are rising, and we are seeing an increase in construction, which is likely to lead to increased claims activity.

“We are well positioned to serve natural resources insurers.  We have invested in developing our talent and have a strong and stable team of senior and emerging adjusters, supported by the strength and long-term commitment of the Charles Taylor Group.

“These senior appointments mark the next stage in our continued growth and development plans.  I am delighted that John, Chris and Mike will be taking our natural resources team forward.  I am confident that they will further grow the business, expand our existing portfolio and develop new natural resources adjusting business lines.”

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