TORONTO, ON – 26 AUGUST 2015 – Cunningham Lindsey Canada Claims Services Ltd. (“Cunningham Lindsey Canada”) announced today the addition of Melissa Joynt, CPA, CA as the Canadian Head of Forensic Advisory Services (FAS), an independent division that specializes in the quantification of business interruption and financial losses incident to insurance claims.
Melissa will lead the division’s team of professionals as they expand Cunningham Lindsey’s Forensic Advisory Services (FAS) Team into Canada. Melissa will also work closely with Cunningham Lindsey’s Major and Complex (MCL) team and other adjusters in the industry on catastrophe and major loss quantification.
Melissa brings 15 years of forensic accounting experience to Cunningham Lindsey. She has conducted and managed forensic investigations involving the quantification of Accident Benefits, Business Interruption and Personal Injury claims for insurers, defense and plaintiff counsels. Melissa has also prepared personal, corporate and trust income tax returns, and audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements for a variety of clients. Melissa brings a wealth of expertise in dispute response, relationship management and leadership.
Melissa has authored articles and conducted seminars related to forensic investigation and quantifying insurance losses. She has been qualified and testified as an expert witness in Superior Court and with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) in personal injury matters, income replacement benefits and financial dependency matters.
FAS Canada operations will build on our existing offices in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the U.S. and the United Kingdom. In addition, Melissa’s appointment will assist our London market clients who have an increasing need for on-the-ground forensic advisory services following loss events in Canada. Our Forensic Advisory specialists across the world regularly partner with insurers, re-insurers and captives to assist in settling insurance claims. We provide forensic expertise to quantify business interruption and other financial impacts of complex losses. Our experts are also engaged by the legal profession to assist in a wide range of contentious matters and disputes.
Michael Alwyn, Vice President, Major Complex Loss said, “Melissa is well known and respected in the Canadian insurance marketplace. Having started her career as an adjuster, she is in tune with what is expected by the client and Melissa is focused on meeting the needs of our clients. Her years of experience as a financial analyst and her previous management roles make her a natural leader. We are excited and glad to have Melissa as our leader of FAS Canada. She will be working with our domestic and international FAS offices to ensure that we will have the right specialist, either locally or elsewhere in the world, on any assignment requiring financial expertise.”
“I am excited to have such a key role in the development of the Forensic Advisory Services team within Canada” said Joynt. “Working with our clients, to provide the expertise in the investigation, documentation gathering and/or quantification of the various types of economic losses in a manner that is understandable and reasonable, is paramount in our role as forensic accountants. I look forward to being that resource for knowledge and information, for past clients, and forging new relationships that exemplify FAS.”
About Cunningham Lindsey
Cunningham Lindsey is a leading independent claims adjusting service company, providing a wide range of claims adjusting and claims management services throughout Canada including commercial property and liability, personal lines, transportation fleet, accident benefits, third party administration and environmental assessment and remediation. Our global operating platform consists of over 7000 employees in more than 65 countries, including leading positions in most major economies across five continents. Forensic Advisory Services (FAS), a division of Cunningham Lindsey, is not a CPA firm and does not offer public accounting services. Further information can be sourced from www.cunninghamlindsey.com orwww.forensicadvisoryservices.com.