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Esther McIntyre


Esther McIntyre

BSc (Hons), ACLA, ANZIIF Snr Assoc, CIP
Chartered Loss Adjuster
DDI: +64 3 341 3530
Mobile: +64 21 920 137




Claims Experience

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

Esther is a Chartered Loss Adjuster experienced in material damage and liability losses, including contract works and transit claims. 

She has a special interest in primary production sector losses and 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.  These losses require an understanding of industry contracts as well as technical knowledge.

For all types of losses, Esther understands the importance of communication throughout the claim process and the need to present relevant information in a logical and methodical manner.

Examples of Work

Primary Production (Material Damage and Liability)

Water and heat damage to grain, processed or stored on farm.

Frost, wind and hail damage to seed and grain crops

Herbicide contamination of grape, vegetable and seed crops

Fire damage to fruit trees and shelter belts

Chemical and impact damage to sports turf

Loss of organic certification due to herbicide contaminaton

Reduced fruit production from herbicide stunted vines and fire-damaged trees

Losses to wine in production.


Christchurch Earthquake Events' (2010-2012) Claims

Claims settled include red-zone and hill properties, heritage buildings, commercial premises and church and school facilities.  Resolution required familiarity with construction practices and regulations, and an understanding of the roles of building industry experts and the particular needs ot policyholders.

Contract Works and Public Liability

A wide range of claims adjusted over the past 10+ years required consideration of the relationship between parties, contract documentation, existence of other insurance policies in addition to the usual inquiries into cause and quantum.


Qualifications and Other Credentials

  • BSc (Hons) Plant and Microbial Sciences, Canterbury 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

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

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