Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams

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mob:c: +64 27 451 2130


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Claims Experience

  • Commercial Property
  • Contract Works
  • Liability
  • Marine and Transit

Ashley has more than 40 years of experience in insurance underwriting and claims’ management in New Zealand, Australia, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, including branch and regional management roles.  He specialises in Marine and Transit claims, marine liability and general liability.  Ashley provides clients with valuable advice on liability, cargo, hull and inland transit losses, as well as transport and logistics claims.

Ashley also has extensive experience in handling commercial property, liability, and contract works losses.  He has a wealth of knowledge in insurance law and contract law.  and is also a skilled negotiator, having previously chaired the Internal Disputes Resolution Committee in Sydney, Australia.

Examples of Work

Oil and Petrochemical Claim – Middle East

US$50 million.  Natural Gas Liquids Plant fire.

Fidelity Guarantee Claim – New Zealand

NZ$9 million.  Defalcation claim.

Litigation Support / Liability Claim – Residential Building, New Zealand

NZ$5 million.  Residential construction. 

Liability Claim – Southland, New Zealand

NZ$1.1 million.  Roof collapse.

Product Recall Claim – New Zealand 

NZ$400,000.  Product recall following contamination. 

Christchurch Earthquake Events’ (2010-2012) Claims

  • NZ$6.3 million Residential premises
  • NZ$5.4 million Church - Heritage Building
  • NZ$3 million Commercial Printers
  • NZ$1.6 million Private Hotel
  • NZ$1 million Industrial Plant

Catastrophe Response

Member of Catastrophe Response Teams attending commercial and domestic losses as a result of flood events in Queensland in January and February 2013 and cyclone damage in Fiji in February 2016.

Qualifications and Other Credentials

  • ANZIIF Snr Assoc - Senior Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • CIP - Certified Insurance Professional
  • APIG - Member of Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • MLAANZ - Member of Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Past-Secretary, Hong Kong New Zealand Club, Hong Kong
  • Past-Treasurer, Sarawak Chamber of Commerce, East Malaysia
  • Past-Chairman, Internal Disputes Resolution Committee, Sydney
  • Past-Chairman, Claims Risk Management Committee, Sydney

Publications / Abstracts / Presentations

  • Presentation to Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters, Wellington
  • Presentation to Maritime Law Association, Wellington
  • Presentation to Maritime Law Association, Sydney