CTA strengthens natural resources loss adjusting


Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA) has made senior appointments in its natural resources loss adjusting business.

John Donald, managing director, has been appointed to the role of chairman, while Chris Brown and Mike McMahon have been appointed as managing directors for the UK, Europe and Singapore.

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 in the UK, Europe and Singapore, Donald 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 of CTA.

McMahon and 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 Ely.

Brown has been with CTA for 10 years, latterly as deputy managing director of natural resources. He is recognised for his technical abilities and excellent track record and market following, which he earned by working on large and complex energy claims, involving onshore and offshore facilities, across the oil and gas and renewables sectors.

McMahon joined CTA in 2011 and was appointed deputy managing director of natural resources with Brown in 2016. He has achieved a strong market following for his work on claims involving construction and the operation of offshore pipelines, platforms and associated equipment. He has also handled multiple well control losses.

Ely said of the appointments: “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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