Over thirty (32) years of experience performing investigations of the cause of insurance losses and available reinstatement options. Have been instructed to investigate the origin and cause of fires, explosions, machinery breakdown, power system design, code misapplication, human errors, contamination, corrosion, natural perils and others. Additionally, experienced in reinstatement of equipment and systems including heavy machinery, hi-tech equipment, power generation, transmission and distribution, manufacturing, medical equipment, printing systems, consumer electronics and other. Acted as expert witness in different jurisdictions (USA, UK, UAE and others) giving evidence on multiple engineering issues related to different matters of dispute, including causation, extent of damage, reinstatement options and liability.
Naomi Vary is a leading lawyer in the field of political risk, trade credit, political violence and stand-alone terrorism insurance. She advises London and overseas insurers and reinsurers on a wide range of matters, predominantly involving coverage disputes, but also relating to wordings advice and recovery actions following claims. In addition to her specialist area, she has experience in claims involving most major classes of loss, including contingency and bloodstock.
Naomi has worked on political risks handling cases in London and all over the world. This experience includes working on political risk cases involving claims for expropriation, embargo, licence cancellation and selective discrimination, and trade credit claims involving commodity trading and bank lending, often with an element of fraud.
Steven Horne is Regional Director for Capital Consulting International’s UK, Middle East and Asia Pacific based operations. CCi provides specialist timeline, delay analysis and project monitoring services to the global insurance and reinsurance markets. Since joining CCi in 2011 Steven has provided expert opinion in relation to project delays on some of the world’s largest Delay In Start Up and Business Interruption claims, across a range of sectors including power, energy, and construction.
Richard Foulger is Head of Claims at AEGIS London. His career spans over 30 years and he has been involved in the handling of many significant market losses. At AEGIS he has been involved specifically in many power generation claims and was one of the original creators of the London Power Forum. He serves on the LMA Claims Committee and is interested in educating and developing the next generation of London market claims professionals.
Robert Hartwig is clinical associate professor of finance and co-director of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Center. His research focuses on insurance markets and structures, risk management, risk-bearing capital market instruments, the financing of technology risks and venture capital in insurance markets. He makes frequent presentations to insurance industry management, boards of directors, regulators and legislators.
Peter joined the market in 2007 and has been involved in Onshore Energy and Power since 2008. Having worked as a broker at both Marsh and Aon, he joined Catlin as a Class Underwriter in June 2014.
Amy is theChief Client Officer for Marsh’s Global Energy and Power business. Amy has arespected depth and breadth of energy experience, assisting a variety of clientsfrom junior oil to some of the largest and most complex energy companies to managetheir risks. Services overseen and managed by Amy include the provision ofindependent insurance and risk consulting projects, providing advice on thebusinesses insurance strategy including the application of insurance capitaland risk management profiling. This experience enables Amy to have a deep understandingof a wide range of clients’ risk management approaches and can offer a numberof perspectives to insurance and risk management discussions.
Experienced Senior Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. Skilled in Financial Risk, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, and Banking. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurial Studies from Wharton Business School.
Gérard Naisse is Chairman of the Board of Omnium Reinsurance Company SA - ORC (HQ in Geneva Switzerland) the TOTAL group Captive
Gérard recently retired from TOTAL, where he spent 40 years.
He is also a Director of various companies in Switzerland such as the NESTLE captive,the CHUBB insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries in Zurich and the broker Swiss Risk and Care in Geneva.
Have been twice the Chairman of OIL (2004_2006 and 2014-2016).
Dr Nina Skorupska CBE became Chief Executive of Renewable Energy Association (REA) in July 2013. The REA is the UK's largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies, with around 550 members companies. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents British renewable energy companies operating across the power, heat, and transport sectors, including energy storage and electric vehicle charging.
Nina is also currently a Board member of the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF), Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL), Transport for London (TfL) and Deputy Chair of the Board of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Campaign. She sits on a number of Advisory Groups including Carbon Trust, 10:10, Entrepreneurial Women in Renewable Energy (EWIRE) and University of Nottingham Industrial Advisory Board for Energy.
Nina has over 30 years' experience in the Energy Industry working in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. She was the first female power station manager for RWE npower. Her career in the RWE Group culminated as Chief Technical Officer and executive Board Member of RWE's Dutch business, Essent, delivering electricity and heat generation as well as leading new energy and sustainability developments. Nina has a BSc. in Chemistry from Newcastle upon Tyne, Ph.D in Coal Combustion. She is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.
Joe joined the loss-adjusting profession in 1974 and worked for a major UK practice. After qualifying as a Chartered member of the Institute of Loss Adjusters in 1981, he moved overseas for 10 years working in the Caribbean, the Far East and the Middle East.
In 1992, Joe returned to the UK and was based in London, specialising in large industrial losses throughout the world but particularly in the energy and petrochemical sectors. His portfolio has included major oil spills, refinery and petrochemical losses as well as specialising in delay in start-up and advance loss of profits. A large portion of his work has been in North America but he has handled claims in more than 40 countries.
Joe has been fortunate enough to deal with some of the largest offshore and onshore claims that have been presented to the major energy reinsurance market. Apart from physical damage claims, he has also dealt with many of the larger business interruption claims that have arisen in the onshore and offshore environment.
Joe worked closely with large brokers when dealing with one of the largest energy claims of recent times, this involved a major energy company based in Canada.
Matthew is a Director of Lloyd Warwick International (London). His areas of expertise include HV/DC Transmission assets, Power Generation & Renewable Energy and specialising in Offshore & Onshore Wind. He mediates and handles large and complex Property Damage & Business Interruption claims. Matthew graduated from the Queen Mary University of London in Mechanical Engineering and has been working in the loss adjusting industry for the past 12 years, joining LWI in 2013. He has been heavily involved in the growth in offshore wind, working on various large-scale projects across Europe.
Richard is a Director within DeSimone's Property Loss Consulting group, Richard Ladroga provides leadership, management, and technical oversight of the firm's energy team.
With over 28 years of professional experience as an electrical power systems engineer, Mr. Ladroga has earned extensive experience in analysis, design, testing risk assessment, and forensic investigations of a large variety of projects involving electrical power systems. He has performed electrical substation design to 500 KV. Throughout the course of his career, he has also performed electrical system design for power generation facilities, including nuclear, fossil fuels, and hydro; for large scale microwave communication systems; large scale waste water treatment systems; aluminum and steel ore smelting foundries; petrochemical drilling fields and refineries; pulp and paper manufacturing; mining; and industrial.
Mr. Ladroga has also performed numerous electrical contact investigations. These investigations involved either serious personal injury or fatalities. Mr. Ladroga has contributed his expertise to revise electrical safety training manuals and courses in the industry.
Mr. Ladroga earned his Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering and his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Power Systems from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Lee's insurance and reinsurance work includes policy coverage advice, liability defence and assessment and wordings/policy structures.
His experience is focused on the engineering and construction sectors; but also encompasses broad commercial litigation and insurance/reinsurance matters.
Most of his work has an international dimension and as well as advising on jurisdiction issues he has experience of dealing with disputes and claims around the world.
Angela is Partner in the Clyde & Co energy and marine insurance team in London. Angela is a specialist energy insurance lawyer with expertise across the downstream and upstream sectors.Angela advises on complex coverages and claims globally across construction and operational phases. She has a broad knowledge and understanding of the oil & gas, petrochemical, power and renewables sectors.Angela assists insurers across the full spectrum of their requirements including drafting policy wordings, advising on coverage, defending claims (liability claims and coverage) and pursuing subrogated recoveries.Angela has significant experience of representing insurers in litigation and arbitration, including jurisdictional disputes, but she also frequently assists insurers with concluding claims more amicably through settlement negotiations and mediation.
Richard Cameron-Williams has been involved in Forensic Accounting since 2005. He has handled losses of various scopes and sizes for insurers and legal professionals in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.
In the litigation arena, he has acted as an independent accounting expert or lead on cases involving loss of profits, breach of contract, public procurement disputes, business valuation, fraud investigation and subrogation. He also has extensive experience of handling complex business interruption claims across a wide range of industry sectors.
Hamish Haghayeghi has been involved in cryptocurrency since 2012 when he realized the potential it held from the blockchain technology it was built upon. He quickly moved to submit proposals for his university to begin mining Bitcoin. He has been actively trading cryptocurrencies for a two year period and is now involved in the development of CryptoWhizz, a site designed to help investors to identify emerging cryptocurrencies through both fundamental and technical factors.
As GCube’s Chief Executive, Fraser is responsible for driving strategy and business development together with overseeing the international development of the company.
With nearly 30 years’ experience in the insurance market, Fraser has held senior level positions at Aon, Miller, and Jardine Lloyd Thompson Limited. For most of his insurance career, Fraser has specialised in the renewable energy industry and was one of the first to design insurance products geared specifically for the renewables industry across all classes of business.
Mr. Rennison earned his MA from Cambridge University in 1992, where he studied Engineering, specializing in Civil and Structural Engineering. He has extensive experience in the civil engineering, telecommunications and real estate sectors. His wide-ranging experience and industry knowledge covers 24 years in the areas of structural engineering, facilities management, contract negotiation, business startup, performance and quality management, team leadership, corporate business systems development, and sales & marketing.
Mr. Rennison has experience working for both medium and large engineering consultancies, as well as running his own highly successful civil & structural engineering and telecommunications consultancy. In this capacity, he performed many traditional civil engineering functions, ranging from project planning through detailed engineering design and construction management. He has negotiated and secured contracts with some of the world’s most prestigious companies. He has conducted research into construction industry best practices at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States, and disseminated those findings to government and industry leaders in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Rennison holds professional engineering licenses both in the United States and United Kingdom, and is a licensed general contractor and real estate professional. He was the recipient of an Engineering Foresight Award from The Royal Academy of Engineering in England, and received his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from HM the Queen of England. Additionally, he is a nationally certified paramedic, and holds several pilots licenses and diving certifications.
Lee joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ London office in 1998. He is a Partner at the firm.
Lee has worked on numerous international assignments across a wide range of industries including oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, mining, steel and aluminium. He also has considerable experience working on projects that involve Britain’s national railway.
An economic damage quantification expert, his professional practice concentrates on business interruption, lost profits, property damage, subrogation and transportation matters. He also has significant experience in the area of catastrophe services, earned while working on engagements resulting from hurricanes Ike, Katrina, Gustav and Rita as well as the 2010 Chilean earthquake.
Lee has worked on claims of all sizes, from a few hundred thousand pounds to losses in excess of £500 million.
He has provided litigation support services to many of his clients.
Lee has presented numerous seminars on forensic accounting subjects that are related to the power generation, oil and petrochemical industries and he is a member of the LBIA and OPERA associations
Lee graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Financial Economics.
Ewan began his professional life as a graduate chartered quantity surveyor in 1977. In 1979 he moved into loss adjusting, ultimately serving as Managing Director of International Adjusters Partnership/Cunningham IAP, Thomas Howell Group; Technical & Specialist Services Company and IRISC Technical Services.
In 1998 Ewan established Integra Technical Services which operates in the area of complex technical lines claims in property and casualty insurance. Ewan has been a pioneer in the development of innovative strategies for handling and fast tracking the settlement of major and complex losses.
Phil is a Chartered Loss Adjuster with over 30 years of experience in property and business interruption
insurance claims - since 2000, he has specialised in construction & engineering, power generation, downstream energy, mining and casualty (class action) claims.
Phil began his professional career in the UK with Cornhill Insurance before moving into loss adjusting in 1988. In 2002 he was appointed Construction & Engineering Division Director at Cunningham Lindsey International, moving up to the position of Board Director in 2005. Thereafter (early 2007) he moved to their Hong Kong office before attaining the role of Deputy Regional Director (Middle East) Cunningham Lindsey International (late 2008 – 2011).
Prior joining Integra Technical Services (UK) in September 2018, Phil worked for Zurich Insurance Company (APAC) where he held several regional roles based out of the Singapore office. In March 2016 he was appointed Chief Claims Officer, Zurich Global Corporate (Asia Pacific) and Chief Technical Officer (Asia Pacific) holding the regional financial claims authority for all lines of business.
Dr. Peter Bosshard directs the Finance Program of the Sunrise Project and coordinates the global Unfriend Coal campaign. The Sunrise Project’s mission is to strengthen social movements to drive the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy as fast as possible. The Sunrise Project is based in Australia, and Peter Bosshard works from San Francisco.
Before joining the Sunrise Project in early 2017, Peter Bosshard worked for Swiss and international non-profit organizations on integrating environmental concerns into public and private financial institutions for more than 25 years. He has helped create international civil society networks on private banks, export credit agencies, the World Bank, and Chinese financial institutions.
Based in Paris, Lucie Pinson coordinates the Unfriend Coal campaign in Europe. Before joining the Sunrise Project in early 2018, Lucie Pinson worked for Friends of the Earth France as a campaigner on public and private financial institutions. She has developed a strong track record of convincing French private banks and insurers to adopt sector-wide policies cutting their support of coal and other extreme fossil fuels, and of contributing to push the French government to cut its export support to French corporations for coal projects abroad.
Sophie is a Client Executive for Marsh’s Global Energy and Power.
As part of her responsibilities Sophie is the Global Account Director for one of Marsh’s largest clients, overseeing cross class operations in 40+ countries. Sophie’s exposures enable her to understand energy client’s risk profiles and solutions. She shares her knowledge and experience via natural coaching and training sessions. Sophie’s career started 15 years ago when she moved from France to England. She has held various account handler’s positions with small independent brokers prior to joining Marsh is 2011.
Joanna currently works at AXA XL in the HR department supporting Global Specialty. She joined in June 2018 from JLT where she worked for 5 years within the Benefit Solutions business. Having worked in a HR generalist capacity throughout her career she understands the importance of supporting employees throughout their whole life cycle with an organization – from ensuring a smooth onboarding process through to watching individuals explore their interests and skills through Company talent initiatives and achieving their top potential.
Charles Honner has over 13 years of international process engineering experience in the oil and gas industry, spanning all phases of project development for both onshore and offshore upstream developments, along with Gas to Liquids (GTL) and LNG production. He holds an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide (Australia), retains professional Chartered status with the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Engineering Council. Additionally, Charles is ACII qualified, is a Certified Member with CILA in the UK, and holds an MBA.
Based in Singapore, Charles currently handles a range of onshore and offshore operational and CAR energy claims across the Asia Pacific region, and continues to develop Braemar’s growth in the downstream oil and gas, petrochemical, and power sectors.
Experienced Director Of Partnerships with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Engineering, Manufacturing, Management, Business Strategy, and Product Development. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in Mechanical Engineering from University of Westminster.
Nigel is a partner in our Financial Services technology practice. Nigel has a background in end to end technology transformation, digital transformation and InsurTech – key enablers in enabling insurers on the journey to become true digital insurers.
Prior to this, Nigel led the UK Insurance business for Capgemini. Nigel has advised UK and European Insurance companies on major systems replacements and technology transformation projects helping to improve the customer and broker experience.
Nigel is one of the leading members of the InsurTech global movement and has been a mentor for many start-ups, including at the StartupBootcamp InsurTech programme.
Mike Clarke is a Partner in the Forensic Accounting firm of Buchanan Clarke Schlader LLP. Mike resides and is based out of the Dallas area. Mike has travelled extensively throughout the World as a Forensic Accountant and has been called upon to provide expert testimony involving complex Commercial, Industrial, Chemical and Energy and Energy related insurance claims. Mike specializes in Business Interruption, Extra Expense, Material Damage, Inventory Reconciliation and Employee Dishonesty types of claims. Mike received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a Texas Certified Public Accountant. Mike is a member of a number of Professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Dallas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. Mike has been a frequent speaker and presenter at Insurance Professional and Industry Functions throughout his 38 + year career.
Tiffany Drane is a manager in the forensic accounting firm of Buchanan Clarke Schlader LLP, in the Dallas, Texas area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Masters of Science degree in Accounting from The University of Texas in Arlington. She has been a Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2009. Tiffany has participated in analyzing various claims involving business interruption, extra expense, inventory, and fraud. She has also presented seminars providing information about business interruption losses, and accountants’ roles in the claims process. She specializes in manufacturing, chemical, and energy related insurance claims.
The location risk associated with renewable energy plants, both wind and solar, is greater in remote locations where many challenges must be overcome when managing claims. Some of the known challenges include access, availability of expertise, delivery of replacement parts, and availability of resources.
New challenges are continuously being recognised by the insurance industry. These include:
Mamoon Alyah, has been recognised as an expert in the investigation of claims for damages to renewable energy plants. His involvement has taken him to remote locations where he was faced with many challenges. He will present on ways to overcome various challenges with the delegates and share his experiences.
This session will look at the LEG Exclusions and the Insured's expectation. The discussion will include Rectifying versus Improving Defective Designs and consider the impact of the improvements.
This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview and outlook for the increasingly turbulent global energy and energy insurance marketplace. Geopolitical instability, trade wars, financial market instability and a rising tide of nationalism threaten to further complicate the already complex dynamics of energy and energy insurance markets. Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond, this presentation will examine opportunities for growth whilst also examining key threats. The presentation will also provide a 'flash' analysis of the American mid-term elections (scheduled for 6 November 2018) the outcome of which will determine the direction and potency of Trump Administration policy for the next two years, and the likely impacts on energy and insurance markets.
Insurance buyers have been successfully using captives and mutuals for many years but how does their role look in the future and what is their relationship with the commercial market going forward?
This session will focus on the political and economic dynamics that are influencing the future of renewable energy.
1) Decommissioning plants
2) Drilling into cyber
An interactive workshop addressing a number of recurring issues which occasionally attract different points of view.
This presentation will detail the inner workings of the electric power grid, presenting the path of the flow of an electron from the generation station to your home. This presentation will simultaneously be used to illustrate how he grid has dramatically changed in recent years, and how these changes will affect the energy market and insurance industry.
Workshop on a case study discussion around how some interesting recent case law affects the placement, coverage and subrogation of onshore energy risks.
Exploring the worlds of Cryptocurrency and Carbon Credits - what are they and how do they work?
A 2-part breakout which will cover. 1. Underwriting of renewable risks for Windfarms and Solar Plants. 2. Forensic case studies of Solar Plant claims.
A general overview of the use of linear programming models and specific examples of their use in a claims environment
Interdependencies and mitigation options arising from refinery and chemical plant losses.
A thought provoking session looking at how changes across the sector may impact the required skill set of employees in the future. We will be talking to employees in the sector on what attracted them to work within Energy; how they have developed within role and their take on what we need to be doing to ensure we continue to attract and develop the right individuals in a changing market.
Using Formula 1 and other examples, the session will challenge the insurance industry as to what change looks like and prove a view of the future. (TBC)