We are delighted to invite you to register for the Onshore Energy Conference London 2019. This years’ agenda will be published soon, but for the meantime we are announcing some of the high calibre speakers intent on delivering a thought provoking day of sessions.
The event will be energised by a new venue and the relevant agenda will seek to challenge some of the assumptions that exist around the insurance of the the power, oil and petrochemical industries.
The event will build on the well established and unique mix of technical presentations as well as relevant plenary sessions from industry leaders. The agenda for this conference is put together by industry leaders, is aimed at all stake holders in these markets, provides a unique blend of training and development and has dedicated networking opportunities for the delegates.
We continue to add additional speakers and will provide updates when confirmed. OEC is once again pleased to be working with AIRMIC, bridging the gap between the insurance buyers and insurance markets as we welcome their members to the event. We are also very appreciative of the input from the Advisory Group and Event Sponsors - without whom the conference couldn't take place.
This is the conference for you to attend if you are involved in the power, oil and petrochemical sectors.
Etc Venues, 155 Bishopsgate
London, United Kingdom
The OEC brings together insurance professionals from across the oil, petrochemical and power sectors and is unrivalled as the stand out business and technical conference.
To be a part of developing the insurance expertise and knowledge in the region.
Speakers from the region talking about the issues and challenges and hearing practical solutions for moving forwards.
Benefit from speakers and conversations with individuals from other businesses, out of which the regional insurance expertise can develop.
Tailor your experience with streams focusing on technical training and development.
Build valuable relationships with your peers and customers during dedicated networking.
The conference is not only of value to business leaders but also provides an ideal opportunity for individuals looking to develop within the sector and become the leaders of the future. OEC is proud to be a supporter of learning and development for the future leaders and provides a range of conferences and training events.
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Stephen Catlin began his insurance career in 1973. He founded Catlin Underwriting Agencies Limited in 1984, which later became part of Catlin Group Limited. Stephen served as Catlin Group's Chief Executive throughout its history and also served as the active underwriter of Lloyd's Syndicate 1003 and later Syndicate 2003 until May 2003. He assumed the position of Executive Deputy Chairman of XL Group Ltd from May 2015 (upon the completion of XL’s acquisition of Catlin Group Limited) until May 2017. From May to December 2017, he acted as a special advisor to XL’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike McGavick. In April 2019, Stephen and Paul Brand founded international specialty insurer and reinsurer, Convex Group Limited.
Joe Aldous is a Partner in BTVK Advisory’s London office and has specialised in forensic accounting since 2001. He has worked with many of the leading insurance companies and law firms around the world and reviewed losses in over 25 countries.
Joe specialises in the quantification of major and complex Business Interruption losses in the following sectors:
He has also prepared expert witness reports and calculations for the Court, arbitration and mediation.
Francis has extensive experience on major infrastructure and construction projects around the world, as well as property and BI losses for mining, petrochemical, power generation and other industries. Francis is also a leading expert in the analysis of delay claims where projects are insured against delay in start-up.
He has lectured extensively on this topic and also co-authored the Advanced Study Group textbook on delay insurance for the CII. He has recently co-authored the supplement to the CII Advanced Study Group textbook on Construction Insurance. He contributed to the 9th Edition of ‘Riley on Business Interruption’ and the latest version of the construction law textbook ‘Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts’
Risk management and finance specialist with 15 years of experience in the international insurance and reinsurance sector.
During his career, Joe has led the design and implementation of risk management strategies for operations and projects with complex risk profiles. Joe believes that risk allocation models involving multiple stakeholders (contractors, partners, government entities etc.) should be developed and shaped to deliver long term value.Joe is well versed in the insurance requirements for oil and gas operations in many geographies but specialises in Africa, the Middle East and the US, he is also very familiar with the various fiscal regimes utilised in these territories.Joe has successfully interacted with external regulatory, fiscal and industry groups in multiple jurisdictions to advise on and promote group or business position. Prior to joining INDECS, Joe worked for BP in both the UK and the US where he has proven track record in identifying, developing and implementing appropriate insurance risk financing approaches that provide value to insurance buyers.
A Chartered Loss Adjuster and Chartered Insurer Jonathan has 35 years claims handling experience. He has dealt with claims in over 50 countries and has worked with many of the world's largest corporations on their claims programmes. He has designed and implemented claims compensation schemes for governmental bodies and was Claims Director of the Financial Services Compensation scheme from 2007 to 2009.
After a lengthy career at executive level in the world’s largest claims adjusting firms, he joined SCOR in 2013 as head of claims in London. Jonathan is now Global Head of Claims for Business Solutions within the SCOR Global P&C.
Jonathan is Past President of the London Business Interruption Association, past Treasurer of the Insurance Institute of London and current President of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters.
He holds degrees in Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering from Oxford and London Universities.
Lucy joined JLT in 2002 and has worked in the London market for 25 years. Lucy specializes in Upstream Energy. Lucy started her insurance career in Houston, Texas and moved to London in 1990.
Mr. Cochran has over 30 years experience as an electrical engineer designing power distribution systems, standby and prime power generation, mission critical facilities and uninterruptible power supply systems, utility distribution systems, medium voltage designs, and projects at 240,000 volts. He has filled the role of Engineer of Record, Project Manager, Department Manager, QA/QC, Peer Review, Construction Administration, Client Relations, and two years of hands on experience in Operations and Maintenance.
He has worked for some of the largest, most renowned engineering design houses and has consulted for global financial institutions, major telecommunications companies, utilities, fortune 500 corporations, medical institutions, NASA, FAA, Naval Facility Engineering Command, and various military contractors.
One of Mr. Cochran’s many strengths is the ability to translate the technical nomenclature of advanced engineering concepts into plain English the layman can understand. This ability to “speak to the audience” allows him to comfortably and successfully interact with fellow engineers, business executives, Code Officials, Vendors, Contractors, Maintenance Staff, and the end user.
Regardless of the market segment or role filled, the common theme to Mr. Cochran’s career is a passion for power. Starting with his formal education which included a core curriculum in Power Applications, his career is filled with high profile projects including high voltage power systems, generation / distribution of bulk power, and utilization / consumption of that power. Whether negotiating a 240 kV service entrance in Mexico City, or testing innovative equipment in Belgium, he brings this passion to all of his work.
Vincent Foucart graduated from ENSTA, HEC and CHEA. In addition he is Certified Financial Analyst and Actuary.
After having contributed to SOCIETE GENERALE Asian operations reorganization, he joined in 2001 the French insurer AGF as an Investor Relations Officer. In addition to his functions he assumed the management of the Chairman Office from 2005. He added the management of the strategic equity stake portfolio in 2006. After the success of the take over bid of ALLIANZ on AGF in 2007 he took over TOCQUEVILLE FINANCE management after having organized a MBO. After 2 years of adverse market conditions he managed the process of merger with La BANQUE POSTALE AM.
Since he joined SCOR in 2009 as an Advisor's to the Chairman and CEO, he took over the Corporate Secretary and more recently contributed to the development of ILS Strategies for SCOR clients. In May 2014 he took over Alternative Solutions specialty line acting as CUO. From April 2018 he was appointed Employee's Representative Board Member. In September 2018 he was appointed Deputy CEO of SCOR Global P&C Partners, in charge of Alternative Solutions, Cyber Solutions and 3rd Party Capital.
Vincent Foucart is currently Board Member of 2 companies:
- SCOR SE
- Crédit Logement Assurance (France)
and of 1 association:
- Association pour la Promotion de la Retraite et de l'Epargne des Français (PERF)
Mark Geoghegan started his career as a broker in 1992 and has run Insurance Insider since 2008. In that period he has got to know all of the leaders in the London market and further afield. Over the years he has seen the industry try, but frequently fail, to adopt technology to try to improve efficiency, decision making and the flow of information around the market.
Richard is the Global Head of the Construction Practice at Marsh JLT Specialty.
Richard joined Marsh in April 2019 following the acquisition of JLT where he had worked since 2002. Formerly Global Head of Construction at JLT Specialty and also Head of Claims, Richard has worked in the London insurance market for 29 years. He accumulated extensive experience working with many of the group’s major Construction clients and on some of the world’s largest projects. Past responsibilities also include being a non-executive director on the board of JLT India and overall responsibility for the wholly owned JLT claims consultancy, Echelon.
Steve has been Group CEO of BGC Insurance Group since January 2019. His tenure at the head of the insurance division of BGC commenced in January 2019 on the successful completion of the sale of the Ed Broking Group to BGC Partners.
Prior to this he was Group Chief Executive of the Ed Broking Group where he had been since November 2015. Previously, Steve served as Deputy CEO of Willis Group Holdings. He joined Willis in 2008 as a result of its acquisition of Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH) and held a number of senior roles including Chairman and CEO of Willis Global, CEO of Willis Re and CEO of Willis Limited, the Group’s principal UK regulated entity. Prior to its acquisition by HRH, Steve was Chairman and CEO of privately owned London wholesale insurance broker, Glencairn Limited. Earlier in his career, Steve was President and CEO of Marsh Affinity Europe, having previously held a number of positions at Marsh and Sedgwick Limited. He has served as Chairman of both the London Market Group (LMG) and the London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association (LIIBA) and as a Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London. Steve is Vice Chairman of global broking group Brokerslink.
Rebecca Hopkirk has over 25 years' experience representing a variety of national and international insurance and reinsurance clients worldwide, including risks in emerging markets.
She acts for some of the leading reinsurers in relation to their complex, cross border claims arising from property, energy, construction, oil and gas, petrochem, power generation, utilities, infrastructure, mining, supply chain exposures and political risk claims.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Rebecca has advised on some of the largest disasters and catastrophe losses including WTC 9/11, Arab Spring 2009/2010, Japanese Earthquake 2011, Thai Floods 2011, Hong Kong Riots 2016, Caribbean Hurricanes 2017 and Portuguese Fires 2017. Her main focus is helping clients to resolve disputes in Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Rebecca has also advised on Alternative Risk Transfers, Bankers Blanket Bond risks, the PA LMX Spiral, Agricultural Risks and regulatory issues. She has been named as a leading lawyer in various directories including Chambers, Legal 500 and Expert Guides 2013-2018.
Hugh has over 25 years loss adjusting experience having worked in the London Reinsurance market, Thailand, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. He is a Chartered Insurer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters. Hugh now has Global responsibility for Non Marine at Matthews Daniel.
Hugh is an experienced machinery breakdown, property and business interruption adjuster in the power and energy sectors. He has dealt with property and liability claims worldwide including many power, refining and petrochemical losses in Greece, Turkey, Russia, North Africa and the Middle East. Additionally, he has handled many claims on construction and operational projects principally in the power, oil, gas and energy sectors.
Hugh works in many countries including: Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates), North Africa (Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria) in addition to Russia, Turkey, Greece, Malta and Cyprus as well as the Caspian including Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Khazakstan. He also has current experience of working with the State Electricity and National Oil companies of Mexico, Algeria, Nigeria and several IWPP’s throughout the Middle East and Turkey. He led the adjustment team on the Vasilikos Power Station explosion in Cyprus which occurred in July 2011. This large claim was agreed and subrogated in 14 months. He also led the adjusting team on the June 2015 Rosneft Achinsk refinery loss in Central Siberia which was closed in 17 months and a large petrochemical loss at Lukoil in February 2015 which was settled in 14 months.
Andy joined Drax in 2005 and has held a number of senior roles at Drax including Director of Strategy, Head of Investor Relations, Group Treasurer and Head of Risk. He has also held several senior treasury and investment banking roles with various major institutions.
Andy is responsible for the safety, sustainability, operational excellence and expertise across Drax’s power generation sites and Drax Biomass.
Skills and experience
Robert A. Kuchinski joined Zurich in February, 2017 as Head of Global Property, Energy & Construction. In June, 2019, Mr. Kuchinski assumed the role of Head of Commercial Insurance, UK, while also retaining responsibility for Energy globally.
Mr. Kuchinski has been a leader in the property insurance business for thirty three years with the majority of his career spent in the Property and Energy sectors. His expertise spans engineering, underwriting and distribution. Before running the Global Markets Property division for a mid-sized Global company in 2016, Mr. Kuchinksi held numerous positions at the Global Property and Energy division of a major global insurer from April 2000. Roles included Head of Global Property, EMEA Region; Global Energy Industry Practice Leader, as well as Head of Energy & Engineered Risk, Global Property, where he was responsible for the management and leadership of the Energy and Construction Property businesses worldwide. Mr. Kuchinski was an executive with Hartford Steam Boiler for over 10 years. He entered the insurance business as a Loss Prevention Engineer with Factory Mutual in 1986.
Mr. Kuchinski sits on the Industry Board of Advisers for the Dean of the Rutgers University School of Engineering, and is a Board Member of the International Underwriting Association in London.
Mr. Kuchinski holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, U.S.
Clare Lebecq is chief executive of the London Market Group, a market-wide body bringing together the specialist commercial (re)insurance broking and underwriting communities to build on London’s position and reputation as the global centre of insurance excellence. Prior to this, she was Operations Director at JLT Speciality, part of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group providing wholesale and retail insurance broking, risk management and claims consulting services.
Emilio Linde-Arias is a geotechnical and tunnel engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He has worked in numerous major infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas as ground engineering consultant and delay analyst.
Emilio is currently Associate Technical Director at Arcadis, where he is leading the development of the ground model for the future Lower Thames Crossing project.
Finally, he has recently been elected Member of the Executive Committee of the British Geotechnical Association.
Mr. Lopez is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in capital projects and worldwide operations in Upstream Energy, Engineering and Construction. He specialises in facilities engineering, machinery and mechanical equipment used in power generation and process industries.
His areas of expertise include large rotating equipment such as gas turbines, compressors and diesel generators. He has experience in the specification of specialist process equipment for concept studies and large-scale projects. His work encompasses functional safety and risk engineering activities, including appraisals and project reviews. He has investigated accidents resulting from failures in mechanical systems, including losses involving industrial equipment and heavy machinery. He has a particular interest in evaluating damaged equipment and developing solutions to mitigate economic losses.
Mr. Lopez is London-based with previous experience of living and working in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. He started his career in the UK after he received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University.
William is currently the Business Leader for Marine and Energy in London Hub for Aon . As well a member of the Global Leadership Team.
William joined Aon in 1992 from Sedgwick and has held a number of different positions , which have included . Leading Aon’s combined Broking expertise for Energy before taking over the Energy Leadership role in 2009 . This was followed by assuming the role as Marine Leader in 2014 .
Prior to Sedgwick William started his career in 1983 at Stewart Wrightson.
Paul joined Liberty in May 2005 and is responsible for risk profiling for all operational and construction power business. Previously Paul worked for Siemens for 8 years as UK service manager and as part of a Siemens O&M team on a CCGT plant in Pakistan. In this time he accomplished several first for Siemens in the UK: roll out of turbine vane carrier in 11 days on a V94.2, first turnkey major outage contract negotiation and delivery and part of a global business review team in 1999.
He started his career as an apprentice at British Steel in 1982, obtained a degree in general engineering and then joined the Royal Navy, where he was a combined operator/maintainer of a steam powered vessel and completed research work on a Rolls Royce Spey gas turbine.
Paul has gathered market loss data for over the last 10 years reviewing well over 1,000 losses over that period.
Paul is an RFU Coach Educator in his spare time, sails, skis and paraglides as much as he can.
Eibhlin joined the Natural Resources team of Charles Taylor Adjusting three years ago since which time she has dealt with construction and operational risks in the onshore oil, gas and petrochemical sectors together with Power Generation and distribution failures. She has managed complex Machinery Breakdown, Third-Party liability, Delayed Start-Up and Business Interruption claims globally.
Before joining the CTA Adjusting team, she worked in the Oil and Gas Industry 10 years as a Process Engineer on projects in the North Sea, Africa, Middle East, Gulf of Mexico and Australia. These activities included the design and commissioning of onshore and offshore production facilities and refineries for major Operators such as Esso, BP, Talisman and Shell. More recently she spent 5 years in Australia working on onshore and offshore LNG facilities focusing on the expansion and debottlenecking of existing processes. Eibhlin also has experience in the process design of petrochemical facilities for Clients in America and China.
Eibhlin’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Certificate in Insurance.“
Tom Macfarlane is the head of Energy and Engineered Risks for AIG in Europe and the Middle East. Tom is responsible for the management and leadership of the five technical lines that comprise EER in those territories, including the Construction Product line.
Tom has over 45 years’ experience in the insurance industry, commencing with general property, high risks, and specialising for the last 25 years in a wide variety of energy fields, including on and offshore construction broking.
Prior to joining AIG Tom spent 35 years of his career as a broker in , first, CT Bowring, and latterly Marsh and McLennan. There he ultimately had responsibility for the broking teams in all Energy lines of Marsh in London, including up and down stream, construction, and liability. He joined AIG eleven years ago as Senior Underwriter for Downstream Oil and Petrochemical business and has subsequently held positions running the London office, and as AIGs Global Energy leader.
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.
Sam is Director of Evakin Consulting Ltd a UK-based specialist consultancy firm providing independent expert assessment and forensic engineering investigation services for construction and property damage insurance losses, construction dispute claims and construction litigation cases.
As an Engineering Geologist and Geotechnical Specialist, Sam has extensive UK and international experience having worked on projects in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Australasia. His experience extends across various sectors including highways, rail, marine, onshore energy, mining, waste and international insurance loss assessment.
Ms. Peterson is responsible for the development, management, and growth of forensic services for the EMEA region, with oversight of the Major Loss, Middle Market, and Cyber teams.
Ms. Peterson recently served as a Managing Director of Douglas G. Peterson & Associates (DGPA). In that capacity, she oversaw several key initiatives including orchestrating a significant financial return for the company; enacting transformational change, turning to open book management and creating a collaborative and participatory environment. In addition, she also led a firm-wide review of budgets designed to enhance financial performance; negotiated Professional Service Agreements; provided a platform focused on business development opportunities; as well as facilitating industry-wide events such as the NY PowerCon.
Liz began her career at DGPA in 2008 by establishing and leading her firm’s New York City office. While there, Liz recruited and developed the professional staff, expanded both the local
engineering capability and capacity, enhanced corporate relationships, and positioned the firm to support client needs during Superstorm Sandy.
Throughout her tenure, Ms. Peterson has managed engineering efforts on first and third party complex insurance claims ranging from $20K to over $600 million in exposure values, involving a wide variety of engineering disciplines. She has managed over 500 middle market files as well as provided direction and strategic advice to clients on a number of high-profile losses including Kinder Morgan’s New York Metro Tank Yard facilities, Duke Energy’s wind farms, and
the Coney Island amusement park, among others.
Ms. Peterson is an accredited LEED AP BD+C and Green Globes professional. She received her B.A. from New York University and is an active member of the Loss Executives Association, the Property Loss Research Bureau’s Tech Savvy Committee, the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International, and founded the Blue Goose Youth Group.
Chris is a Senior Vice President and a risk engineer in Marsh JLT Specialty’s Energy & Power practice based in London. He is the Global BI Engineering Leader for the Energy & Power practice and is a senior member of the Global Energy Risk Engineering (GERE) team. Chris coordinates the activities of a team of specialist engineers that carry out Business Interruption (BI) reviews for the full range of Energy & Power clients worldwide.
In his role as Global BI Engineering Leader Chris is responsible for the following:
Chris joined Marsh in London in 2010 as a Risk Engineer where his responsibilities initially included conducting underwriting surveys and the provision of risk management advice to Energy clients. Prior to joining Marsh, Chris worked at Shell’s Stanlow oil refinery in the UK where he was responsible for the day to day technology support for the site utilities and sulphur recovery units. With Marsh, Chris has experience surveying refinery, petrochemical, power generation and gas distribution facilities. Chris has worked with many clients to assess their Business Interruption (BI) and Third Party Liability (TPL) exposures through bespoke studies.
Chris is also the Energy & Power practice’s focal point for Vapour Cloud Explosion (VCE) modelling and in 2016 he project managed the development of the Marsh BLAST powered by MaxLoss© explosion modelling software.
Chris graduated from the University of Cambridge (Christ’s College) with a master’s degree in chemical engineering and is an associate member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Alan Purbrick is the CEO of Capital Consulting International, a specialist company providing expert time and cost consultancy targeted specifically at the world of insurance.
Established in 1998, CCi has now grown to be the leading provider of of time-related analysis and preparation of forensic timelines to the global insurance industry, especially in relation to Business Interruption and Delay in Start Up claims. CCi is also a major provider of Project Monitoring for new construction projects that carry DSU insurance cover.
Alan’s background is in construction and engineering and he became involved in the insurance industry following the IRA bombings of the City of London in 1992 and 1993. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Building Engineer and has over 30 years’ experience in global construction projects, 25 of those years against the backdrop of insurance losses.
His experience also extends to assisting with the preparation of forensic construction costs and schedule analyses where the works have already been completed.
Alan has helped develop Project Monitoring for Underwriters and this has been utilised on key projects around the world, including the 2012 London Olympics, New Istanbul Airport, Jamnagar Refinery, Goethals Bridge and Freeport LNG.
Alan has undertaken consultancy roles on a number of high profile DSU and BI losses worldwide, appearing as an expert witness in the UK, US and Caribbean, and is regarded as one of the leading experts on DSU time-related issues.
Dr Neil Quilliam is CEO of Castlereagh Associates and an energy policy, geopolitics and foreign affairs specialist, with extensive knowledge and experience of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He is an associate fellow with Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Programme and headed the programme’s Future Dynamics in the Gulf project.
Prior to that, Neil was project director of the Syria and Its Neighbours policy initiative and acting head of the MENA Programme, having first joined Chatham House as a senior research fellow in January 2014.
He has also served as senior MENA energy adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), senior MENA analyst at Control Risks, London, and senior programme officer at the United Nations University, Amman.
Neil has lived in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and UAE, and has travelled extensively around the MENA region, working on a variety of development, education and research projects.
Richard has more than 30 years’ experience of adjusting technical and engineering claims and risk consultancy. He specialises in Construction/Erection All Risks and associated DSU/ALOP, Machinery Breakdown and associated Business Interruption, Professional Indemnity for Contractors, Architects, Consulting Engineers and other Professionals, Public and Products Liability. He also undertakes risk surveys of technical risks and provides risk engineering to some of the world’s largest construction projects. He also undertakes research and has presented papers to conferences in Japan, USA, Middle East and Europe and had numerous articles published in the insurance and technical press. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Engineering Insurance Association (IMIA). He regularly provides seminars on a variety of subjects including risk surveying/engineering, advanced loss of profits, contingent business interruption, professional indemnity and natural perils including earthquake and subsidence.
Jason Reeves is an English solicitor and a licensed attorney in Texas. He has unique experience of practising law in the U.S. and England. Jason focuses on complex insurance disputes in England, the U.S., and other jurisdictions. He resolves disputes through litigation, arbitration, appraisal, mediation, and negotiation.
He primarily handles first-party insurance coverage and subrogation disputes involving energy, property, power, engineering, construction and industrial risks that often include complicated business interruption issues. He also handles third party losses – both defence and coverage. Prior to joining Zelle, he worked as an English solicitor with leading firms in the London market. Jason acts as a commercial mediator for CEDR. He regularly lectures and writes on emerging topics and key insurance-law issues.
Frank joined Siemens in August 1999. He worked for several divisions of the Siemens AG as Senior Product Manager. As a Senior Project Manager he led complex customer projects all over the world.
Currently Frank works for the team that develops the most advanced Siemens gas turbine, the HL-class. He is responsible for introducing the product and the solutions into the market.
Frank holds a degree of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Dresden.
Mike graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1971 with a BSME and immediately joined General Electric as a Field Engineer working on steam and gas turbines and generators. After a short time in the field, he returned to Schenectady, New York where he received advanced training in Large Steam Turbine Start-up and Generator Specialist, then returned to Texas to continue this work in the field. Continuing to progress through the Power Generation Field hierarchy, Mike completed his work with GE as the Manager of Projects for the Southern Region, handling total plant installations and commissioning of combined cycle and steam plants.
Using this experience, he left GE and worked for Environmental Power Corporation, a developer of waste to energy facilities, then started M.G. Thomas & Associates, Inc. in 1989, with his team gathering experience on over 2,200 failures of power generation equipment representing major Insurers. This experience was strengthened by the Partnership, with shares ownership as MGTA Group, LLC.
MGTA Group, with its tag line “Answers Through Experience” was created to capitalize on the depth of knowledge of the team as one entity, with everyone having equal interests in its future to continue serving the Insurance industry.
Colin joined the MatthewsDaniel adjusting team in 2010, bringing with him over ten years' adjusting experience in the marine and energy industry, centring on major losses in the North Sea and Norwegian sectors, and numerous and complex Nigerian claims. He is a Chartered Engineer (IMarEST) and BSc in Naval Architecture, with extensive postgraduate experience in the marine industry, including commissioning of submarine nuclear reactor systems, noise and vibration engineering, naval architecture and design engineering. Prior to moving into adjusting, Colin's career developed with Lloyd's Register of Shipping where he was involved in FPSO plan approval and technical investigations.
For 30 years, Keith has been quantifying economic damages in major international insurance and litigation claims. Having worked across six continents, Keith is well versed in the nuances of complex losses in key industries including, but not limited to, mining, energy, manufacturing, oil & gas, petrochemicals and construction.
Keith is often instructed and appears as an expert witness in a wide variety of legal cases on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He led the RGL Forensics team who were included in the winning entry for the Major Loss of the Year Award at the 2017 British Insurance Awards.
BTVK Advisory offers a powerful combination of stability, depth of experience and cutting edge expertise.
Many of our partners have been involved in forensic accounting since before it began as a discipline, and have been instrumental in the global spread, technical development and continued advancement of their chosen field.
Leading accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and RGL Forensics, a leading global financial investigations firm, joined together in 2018 to create a premier global forensic accounting practice. As part of the integration, RGL Forensics has rebranded as BTVK Advisory LLP (BTVK Advisory) in the UK, with all other RGL offices rebranding as Baker Tilly.
As a firm we offer clients long-term stability – we understand that you may be involved in a case that will take years to complete and we will be there for the duration. The majority of our people have been with us for many years. This brings added stability to your project and a wealth of expertise and experience to our work.
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Charles Taylor Adjusting provides loss adjusting services across the aviation, energy, marine, property, casualty and special risks sectors. We also provide marine average adjusting and technical support services. The business’ primary focus is on the resolution of larger and more complex losses arising from major insured incidents and claims. We also offer a general loss adjusting service.
Envista satisfies the growing demand by insurance claims and legal professionals for a global, multi-disciplinary and highly-skilled, forensic engineering partner. Our identity is rooted in our strength in investigation, and conveys our global, comprehensive capabilities. The nearly 500 professionals, located across 30 offices in seven countries, comprise the Envista team. They are leaders in their respective industries and are committed to providing the best possible service through their vast experience, thought leadership, and unparalleled expertise. It's the people, our trusted advisors, who make Envista Forensics the world-class organization we are today.
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Lloyd Warwick International is a specialist loss adjusting and claim management company serving the global insurance business. Our teams of professionals have knowledge, skills and experience gained over many years on a diverse range of losses including onshore and offshore energy, mining, marine, ports and terminals, power generation, renewables and special risks.
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Our head office is located in the heart of the insurance district in the City of London and we have other offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa with further international offices coming on stream in due course. In addition we are affiliated to the largest network of loss adjusting offices with 144 locations worldwide which allows us to provide a unique global reach
From our modest beginnings as a regional claims administrator founded in 1969, Sedgwick has grown into a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions with nearly 27,000 colleagues, located across 65 countries.
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Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, and a sense of place and of belonging.
ESI will be part of a community of designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers who are innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships to advance the quality of life in your community and across the globe. It's an exciting future not only for us, but for you, our trusted clients.
Our relationship with you is our number one priority. That's why you'll continue to see the same people, doing business with you the same way, and with the same goal: to deliver the highest level of service while always striving to exceed your expectations.
So, what's changing? The combined creativity we'll be able to apply to your projects. Our local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with Stantec's world-class expertise and global reach, allow us to meet your needs in even more creative and personalised ways.
We're really excited to become part of a company that cares about creating and serving communities as much as we do. More information will follow as we complete the transition over the coming months.
Visit stantec.com and you'll see first-hand how Stantec designs with community in mind, and we look forward to discussing this exciting development with you further.
Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. We can help you realise opportunities while managing risk.
Understanding your requirements, objectives and operating environment is important to us - we listen and take time to do this. You have ready access to our deep global sectoral expertise, as well as our local market understanding, to help you achieve your commercial objectives.
Operating as one global team, we use innovative systems and processes to ensure your work is delivered intelligently, efficiently and reliably. We care about the markets and communities we work within and constantly strive to make them better.
What does it all add up to? When you work with Herbert Smith Freehills, you are partnering with a world-class and diverse team of client focused professionals who can ensure you achieve your best results.
At Herbert Smith Freehills, we aim to be the leading global law firm for the attraction, promotion and retention of women as part of our commitment to inclusion across the spectrum of diversity.
Exceptional industry insight. Our reputation is built on nearly twenty years of serving the insurance industry. Whether seeking a coverage opinion, defense, subrogation, or commercial litigation, you can be confident we will attack your dispute with enthusiasm and integrity. Rest assured, the size of the claim never determines the quality of our work.
Sophisticated lawyering. Two decades of experience have finely crafted our advocacy skills. While we embrace our reputation as trial lawyers, we also recognize the need to efficiently address your claim. Our clients benefit from the edge our courthouse reputation brings to the negotiation table.
We deliver world-class service based on the latest global standards with a full understanding of local business environments and cultures. Our multi-disciplined experts are available to respond to incidents 24/7, every day of the year through a global network that delivers necessary services when and where you need it.
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We are a 100 percent employee-owned organization of engineers, architects, scientists, and sustainability and support professionals collaborating from offices across North America and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. We focus on providing a diverse suite of integrated services and leading innovation in our industry to ensure the continued success of our clients.
The Kenzie Group is an experienced multi-disciplinary practice providing a team of highly experienced and qualified construction and insurance claims consultants, delay analysts, and quantity surveyors for your construction dispute resolution needs within the construction and engineering sectors.
The group provides qualified and dedicated professionals across the disciplines of contract management, construction and insurance claims management, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.
All professionals working within Kenzie Group are hand-picked for their extensive industry knowledge and experience with backgrounds in construction and engineering.
CCi’s understanding of the insurance market and experience enables us to provide cutting edge services to the insurance market, making us the leading consultant for insurance claims’ analysis and project monitoring.
CCi holds a unique position within the insurance industry and has many years of experience working on major projects and losses around the world. It is the combination of skills and experience that allows us to undertake claim assessment at a detailed level, all of which is pivotal to the assessment of time-related claims.
Our considerable experience and expertise allows us to provide a broad range of joined up services tailored to complement each stage of the insurance claim assessment process.
Rimkus Consulting Group is a world leader in forensic engineering and consulting with more than 60 offices across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For the past 35 years, Rimkus Consulting Group has been dedicated to the timely resolution of accidents, claims, and legal disputes.
In order to meet today’s complex challenges, Rimkus provides more than 500 professional engineers, scientists, and consulting experts who offer real-world expertise that spans across a broad spectrum of public and private environments. At Rimkus, our clients can count on us for timely delivery, clear communications, and scientifically correct and reliable answers to some very complex questions.
Our oil and gas law expertise and the regulations around such, spans onshore petroleum licences, planning permission for extraction, landtake and compulsory acquisitions of land, environmental permissions and consents, onshore operating agreements, construction works around the world, EPC and EPCM arrangements and contracts, regulatory issues (including health and safety), insurance arrangements for oil and gas installations and their construction, decommissioning and disposal of installations, transportation agreements, contamination claims, oil storage regulations, agreements and arrangements, refining, marketing and fuel supply arrangements, and dispute resolution.
With endless, complex arrangements for trading, insurance and risk, as well as the possibilities of an accident or pollution event, the oil and gas industry requires a talented, approachable team.
Our sector specialists are industry experts, drawn from in-house and City roles. Combining industry knowledge with a proven track record for reducing client risk and providing decisive, innovative legal solutions.
Does hydrogen offer a solution to the global decarbonisation challenge? An analysis of new possibilities and challenges in various jurisdictions
Industry leaders robustly challenge the London market on the insurance products of the future. A time for you to consider how your business planning fits in with these expectations.
BMS will provide an introduction into the Power industry for the London market. Topical discussions around market conditions, what clients’ needs are & what the market provides.
An OEM insight into new technology for the Power market for HL 9000 Gas turbines machines. Your chance to hear it first hand from the OEM.
A brief review of Siemens 9000HL, which leads to what questions should Insured, Insurers, Risk Engineers and Brokers be asking when new equipment comes to the market. Also, a look at some past successes and not so successful role outs.
Aon will provide an Introduction into the Oil & Petrochemical industry for the London market. Topical discussions around market conditions, what clients’ needs are & what the market provides.
Insight into the challenges and practical issues at hand for an adjuster in handling Business Insurance claims for O&P sector. What can we change for the future?
An underwriter & broker perspective on Business Interruption on what is provided and the Client’s needs.
Marsh will provide an introduction into the Construction industry for the London market. Topical discussions around market conditions, what clients’ needs are & what the market provides.
With the ever changing landscape of climate change, do we need to challenge assumptions around construction natural perils exposures at sites that are not in traditional CAT areas. CTA will provide a risk engineering perspective on the challenges.
DSU is a fundamental aspect of construction insurance but is often misunderstood. A session that will educate and clarify DSU insurance.
Complex industries like insurance and engineering place a high value on experience. Does that still hold true? Why do we think this? And has it always been this way? Guillermo Lopez will explore some examples of notable endeavours and how their outcomes were influenced by the knowledge and experience of their participants.
Although Drone technology has been utilised in pre and post loss damage assessments in recent years, the true potential of aerial photography and data mapping impact on insurance related investigations is still in its infancy. What is possible with the new toolkit?
With ever growing pressure on data and metrics and pricing, valuations are an integral part to the calculation on power accounts. We will review the challenges around valuations and what can we do in the future.
The UK Power market has changed considerably over the past few years, BTVK will provide an expert view on what has changed and have we adapted to the change?
Handover from Construction to Operational provides complexities on wordings and contractual issues. This session will be forthright view on what the issues are and what can be done to challenge assumptions?
The attacks against Abqaiq and Khurais have been described by senior Saudi officials as 'our Pearl Harbour' and have not only highlighted the vulnerability of the kingdom's energy infrastructure, but also the limits of the US security guarantee. This session will assess the vulnerability of energy assets and facilities to further strikes in both Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Arab states and their ability to deter them. It will also evaluate Riyadh's options in responding to the threat from the Houthis and Iran and implications for the flow of oil and gas through the Strait of Hormuz.
Hydro and tunnel losses in recent years have become a topical debate. We have two contractors to explain their view point on Hydro and tunnelling challenges from a contractors view point and what if anything can be done?
Zelle lawyers will highlight the issues around LEG3 vs LEG2 and do we have the right clauses?
Parametrics are a new and exciting insurance product. A market leader will explain in more detail in this session.
Drax has challenged the assumption it would always burn coal. This session looks at their fascinating journey of change and the repercussions that has had on their insurance purchasing.
“Why deploy capital in London?” This London focussed interview will consider the key questions of capital deployment, capacity, value, efficiency, distribution channels and electronic trading. All factors that have a significant impact on the London Energy Insurance Market. The panellists are well known protagonists of change in the current market dynamic who have market leading views on these questions.