Esther McIntyre

Esther McIntyre

Chartered Loss Adjuster

DDI: +64 3 341 3530
Mobile: +64 21 920 137

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Claims Experience

  • Liability
  • Commercial Property, including crops and farm animals
  • Contract Works
  • Machinery Breakdown
  • Catastrophe Response
  • Marine and Transit

Esther is a Chartered Loss Adjuster with over 20 years experience.

Esther has experience across a wide range of losses, but has a special interest in primary production sector losses, which require both technical knowledge and an understanding of industry contracts. She has adjusted a wide variety of claims for damage to crops, including grapevines, grain, vegetable, fruit and seed that resulted from fire, chemical sprays, water and other causes.

Esther acts for insurers, lawyers and corporate clients and brings an analytical approach to claims, presenting relevant information in detailed, considered reports.

Qualifications and Other Credentials

  • BSc (Hons) Plant and Microbial Sciences, Canterbury University
  • Seed Technology Short Course Lincoln University
  • ACLA – Associate of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA)
  • ANZIIF Snr Assoc – Senior Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • Member of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association

Examples of Work

Primary Production (Material Damage and Liability)

  • Water and heat damage to stored grain/seed, contamination of certified seed.
  • Chemical damage to grape vines, trees, crops, and produce.
  • Frost, wind and hail damage to standing crops.
  • Fire damage to trees and shelter belts.
  • Stock losses from nitrate and other poisoning.
  • Damage caused by trespassing animals.

Contract Works and Public Liability
A diverse range of construction related losses at residential and commercial building sites.

Machinery Breakdown
Supermarket refrigeration, farm irrigation, and HVAC plant failure.

Christchurch Earthquake Events’ (2010-2012) Claims
Red-zone and hill properties, heritage buildings, churches and schools, repairs for vulnerable claimants

Marine and Transit
Surveys for property owners, and carriers.


  • Charles Buchanan Prize 2007 (AICLA) for Liability Loss Adjusting study module
  • ANZIIF prize for top loss adjusting student in New Zealand 2007.