Giles Rees

Giles Rees

Chartered Loss Adjuster

DDI: +64 3 341 3532
Mobile: +64 27 451 2131

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Claims Experience

  • Catastrophe Response
  • Commercial Property
  • Contract Works
  • Residential Property
  • Rural Property

Giles is a Chartered Loss Adjuster with over 12 years loss adjusting experience.  He specialises in property and construction-related losses and has adjusted a wide variety of claims across the domestic and commercial property sectors. In many cases this has included provision of advice on issues such as loss mitigation measures, and the appointment of specialist services and contractors. These claims have included the likes of industrial complexes, schools, devotional and historic buildings, along with multi-unit residential dwellings.

Giles has specialist knowledge in the building industry. Prior to joining Godfreys in 2010, he worked for 24 years in the construction industry and was involved in a multitude of building projects, both commercial and residential, throughout New Zealand and Australia. He is trade qualified in building and remains a member of New Zealand Certified Builders Association. He is also trade qualified in mechanical engineering. He spent 4 years in the mechanical engineering industry prior to his time working in construction and has retained a good understanding of machinery operation and componentry.

Qualifications and Other Credentials

  • ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP
  • AICLA : Associate of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters
  • Advanced Certificate in Building Supervision (Clerk of Works)
  • Trade Certificate in Engineering; Fitting, Turning, and Machining
  • Trade Certificate in Carpentry
  • Member of Certified Builders of New Zealand (NZCB)
  • Member of the New Zealand Society of Construction Law

Examples of Work

General Property Damage Claims
A diverse range of claims for damage across domestic and commercial properties in urban and rural areas throughout New Zealand.

Contract Works Claims
A broad range of construction-related losses on domestic and commercial construction projects. Various losses involving civil construction projects

Fire Damage Claims
Various claims for fire damage to commercial and domestic properties.

Canterbury Earthquake Events (2010 – 2012)
Heritage-listed residential and commercial properties, Red-zone and hillside properties, churches, schools and parish centres. Complex multi-unit cross-lease properties involving multiple insurers and owners..

Catastrophe Response Claims
Storm and Flood Damage: • 2022 Queensland & NSW Storm & Flood Event • 2021 Buller/Westland Flood Event • 2020 Napier Flood Event • 2020 Canterbury Hailstorm Event • 2019 Tropical Cyclone Event ( New Caledonia)

Earthquake Damage: • Earthquake Event Invercargill & Southland, New Zealand • Earthquake Events Christchurch, New Zealand