Andrew Cardamis appointed Director, FAS Global Australia

Kimberley Daley, Head of FAS Global in Australia is delighted to announce that Andrew Cardamis this week joined as a Director in Melbourne team. Andrew is a highly regarded forensic accountant with previous experience at Aon and Pitcher Partners. Welcome Andrew !

2015 Australian storms and floods

Expert in this field

A spate of hailstorms and cyclones caused widespread damage throughout New South Wales and Queensland during the early part of 2015, with claims reaching US$1.5bn

We worked closely with insurers and brokers to make sure policyholders received the best possible service.

We quickly mobilised local teams including technical loss adjusters, restorers, building consultants, engineers and forensic accountants to provide immediate assistance, with our 24/7 Customer Services Centre in Wollongong ensuring priority was given to the worst-affected customers.

  • The Challenge:

    After a succession of natural catastrophes, including hail storms, cyclones and floods, the damage ranged from minor water damage of homes through to total commercial building collapse and business interruption. In total, the industry received over 170,000 claims that it needed to assess and process as quickly as possible.

  • The Solution:

    Cunningham Lindsey stepped up its response, establishing Catastrophe Management Offices for each event, setting up Customer Care Teams in Melbourne, Parramatta, Adelaide and Brisbane and bringing in 20 experts from the UK, New Zealand and US, experienced in the complexities of severe storm losses, to support local teams.

New Team of Engineering Technical Specialists Join Major & Complex Loss Australia

MCL welcomes 4 new Specialist Engineering Adjusters to Brisbane and Melbourne.

We are delighted to announce the addition of a brand new team of engineering technical specialists, further enhancing the strength of the MCL Engineering Team. Now based in 4 major locations across Australia, our engineering team provide specialist electrical electronic and mechanical engineering services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

The engineering team is led by Alan Page, a qualified electrician, electrical engineer and loss adjuster with over 32 years experience in both mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines. Alan has extensive experience in steel manufacturing, mining and quarrying, heavy industry engineering and manufacturing, power generation and distribution, agriculture and forestry engineering, potable water and waste water treatment plants, and electrical engineering design and electrical installations inspections. Highly experienced in commanding large value claims, Alan is a well-regarded technical expert having acted as the specialist adjuster for engineering claims on a number of major loss adjusting teams handling claims up to $30m in value.

The team also includes:

Barry Nye – Senior Adjuster – Brisbane

John Derbyshire – Loss Adjuster – Brisbane

Fi Page – Claims Assistant – Brisbane

Glen Crawford – Senior Adjuster – Melbourne

For more information, please contact Alan at:

E. [email protected]

M. +61 411 878 140

Bob Richards recognised with Order of Australia Award

Congratulations to Bob Richards of Major and Complex Loss Australia in Melbourne

Bob was awarded the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his half-century of service to the Sandringham community, including the East Sandringham junior footy club, and 28-year involvement with Rotary and Apex service clubs.

A key passion is Rotary’s hallmark project to eradicate global polio.

Bob took part in a national polio immunisation day in the Moradabad slums in India last year and is going back on February 13, with his wife Jill. “We’ve organised toilets and deep-water pumps for 35 slum areas, funded by Rotary District 9810 [of which he was district governor in 2006-07],” Bob has said. “We will also look into literacy programs over there.”

He said he was shocked to be acknowledged for doing what he considers just being a good citizen and said “I was born and bred in Sandy and just want to put something back.”