Audit and review, Construction and engineering, Construction and operating risks, Energy, Failure investigation, Liability, Loss estimation, Mining and utilities, Professional indemnity, Property
About This Individual
Michael is an Engineering Loss Adjuster and a Registered Professional Engineer with 30 years industry experience in civil engineering investigation, planning, design and construction, across a range of projects, including roads, bridges, subdivisions, water, sewerage, dams, major earthworks, mining infrastructure and landfills.
Michael commenced his engineering career with the Queensland Department of Main Roads, where he was responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads, highways and bridges. Here Michael gained valuable experience in the design, construction and maintenance of road pavements and the administration of construction contracts.
After leaving Main Roads, Michael worked for various engineering consultants on the design and construction of embankment dams and creek diversions for coal mines, a major landfill for Brisbane City and a number of major residential subdivision projects. He developed significant expertise in the hydrological and hydraulic analysis of floods, geotechnical analysis of slopes, embankments, and dam structures, and contract administration on private and public infrastructure projects.
In 1999 Michael started his own engineering consulting practice, undertaking a significant number of design commissions for the Queensland Department of Main Roads, Local Authorities, mining companies and private developers.
Michael joined Charles Taylor Adjusting in 2014, bringing a wealth of engineering industry experience and expertise, which is invaluable in his adjustment of claims which emanate from the construction, mining, energy and utility industries. Michael completed the Diploma of Loss Adjusting in 2016 and is now a Senior Associate (ANZIIF) and Certified Insurance Professional (CIP). Michael has handled a range of large and complex losses in contract works, material damage and liability.
Michael is able to draw on his engineering knowledge and experience to quickly identify issues of causation, repair methodologies, quantum and contractual relationships and how these impact on policy response. Insurers benefit greatly from Michael’s ability to interpret complex technical engineering reports in terms that can be readily applied in an insurance framework.
- Bachelor of Civil Engineering
- Registered Professional Engineer (Qld)
- Graduate Diploma in Management
- Diploma of Loss Adjusting
- Certified Insurance Professional (ANZIIF)