Alex is a partner in the insurance and reinsurance disputes group in the London office of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP with a focus on acting for corporate policyholders. Alex specialises in all aspects of insurance claims and associated coverage advice in the energy insurance sector and has represented owners and contractors on major construction and operational losses, both onshore and offshore. He also handles a broad range of commercial disputes. Alex leads the ADR practice within the firm’s disputes division and is a CEDR Accredited Mediator. He is a solicitor advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).
Alex has been a member of the Lillehammer Energy Claims Conference Organising Committee since 2013.
Andrew joined Willis in 1980 having started in insurance 1976. He is head of Claims Advocacy within Willis GB’s Property & Casualty sector which includes Natural Resources, Construction and Real Estate. Over the years he has been involved in many major incidents, including Piper Alpha in July 1988 and the World Trade Centre attack in September 2001. Andrew is regularly retained in a claims consultancy role by both clients and prospective clients of Willis and he chairs the Willis senior claims advocates group in London and is a member of the group claims executive. Andrew created the Willis Energy Loss Database in 1997 and has been responsible for its management since then.
Andrew joined the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee in 2003, the first broker to do so.
Rodney has been in the energy adjusting industry since 1999 and is experienced with control of well, physical damage, builder’s risk, and business interruption claims, both offshore and onshore. His field experience is with a major oilfield service company providing engineering and field supervision in relation to drilling/workover operations in the Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, Venezuela, and other locations.
Charles Taylor Adjusting
Chris is a Director with Charles Taylor Adjusting in its Energy claims division where since early 2008 he has enjoyed working on a broad range of energy claims involving fixed and floating offshore facilities, including a number of high profile losses. Chris has an interest and expertise in the construction/conversion and operation of FPSOs. He began his career as a ship surveyor with Classification Society Lloyd’s Register, following a short period with oil company Amerada Hess as part of a team delivering the conversion of the FPSO Triton. Having gained considerable experience with ship construction and marine engineering practices, he eventually transferred to Lloyd’s Register’s Research and Development Department where he worked on the development of technical standards and marine rules for engineering systems. Chris is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Marine Engineers, and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Chris has been a member of the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee since 2014.
Geoff has over 33 years of experience in the London Market. He has been closely involved in the handling of major energy offshore, onshore and liability claims arising around the world, including the loss of the Piper Alpha platform, the destruction of the Bombay High platform and various major claims arising from hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico.
Geoff joined the Lillehammer Organising Committee in 2005. Geoff joined Braemar Adjusting in 2014.
Jan-Hugo started his insurance career as a marine underwriter in October 1979 in the Arctic town Tromsø, and moved to Oslo and the offshore energy in February 1986 to deal with claims handling, all the time with Gard and its predecessors. He graduated from the Norwegian Shipping Academy (Marine Insurance Candidate) in 1986 and is a Chartered Insurer and Associate of the Charted Insurance Institute since 1991. During his career Jan-Hugo has been involved in many of the largest and most complex offshore energy losses, often as claims leader. e.g. Alexander L. Kielland (1980), Piper Alpha (1988), Exxon Valdez (1989), P-36 (2001), West Atlas (2009).
Jan-Hugo was the founder of the Lillehammer Energy Claims Conference (1996) and has been chairing its organising committee for all conferences except one.
John spent 26 years as an Engineer in the oil and gas E & P sector, during which time he worked on offshore construction projects worldwide, involving well systems, fixed platforms, subsea tiebacks, floating production units and FPSO’s. He has gained wide ranging experience of offshore well operations including drilling, completion and production. Since embarking on a second career in energy insurance in 2003, John has 13 years claims handling experience gained with BCL, CTA and most recently since 2013 with LWI. He worked on the 2004, 2005 and 2008 GOM hurricane claims as well as a number of large offshore claims including well blowout and FPSO loss of station incidents.
John joined the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee in 2015.
Kevin is CEO of MatthewsDaniel Group, who are leading providers of Loss Adjusting and Risk Assessment services, especially in the energy sector. Kevin may has been with MatthewsDaniel for circa 30 years, more than 20 of these as CEO. He continues to be involved in many of the insurance market’s higher profile claims, as well as being responsible for setting and steering the MatthewsDaniel Group plans and strategy; he led an MBO of the group in 2010 and directed its acquisition by Bureau Veritas in 2014/15.
Kevin has been a member of the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee since 2001.
Lisa Zaman has worked in the Insurance Industry for 17 years and holds a Higher Diploma in Secretarial and Administrative Procedures, a Diploma in Business Administration and is CIPD qualified.
Having worked for companies including Marsh and Wellington/Catlin Underwriting as a Personal Assistant, Lisa joined Braemar Adjusting following a round the World trip in 2009 as the Office Manager. Her adaptability, communication and organisation skills along with her experience and knowledge are what have led her to now become the Global Operations/HR Manager for the group. Lisa has a passion for organising events and loves to travel.
Lisa has been secretary to the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee since 2011.
Simon is also part of the oil and gas group at the firm. He has experience in energy, marine, construction all-risks, professional indemnity, reinsurance, political risks and general coverage disputes. He regularly advises London and international insurers in relation to complex property and casualty claims in these sectors, and assists with the drafting of policy wordings.
In relation to shipping disputes, he acts principally for shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, traders banks and insurers and encompassing disputes in relation to charterparties, carriage of goods, sale of goods, ship sale and purchase and shipbuilding.
Simon also has considerable experience of commercial dispute resolution, including disputes arising out of joint ventures, bond issues and other shareholder disputes.
Senior Claims Adjuster
Munich Re Syndicate Ltd
Paul joined the Lloyds Claims Office in 1982 and worked there for 22 years before leaving to join Watkins Syndicate as Claims Manager, in which capacity he still works today. A regular speaker at Lillehammer, Houston Mariners and numerous other forums, Paul has been involved in most of the large energy claims in the market, either as leader or as a claims agreement party, and continues to do so today. He has been involved in many difficult negotiations and mediations, some of which has led to litigation along the way but fortunately not too often.
Paul became a member of the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee in 2014.
Tormod is the Head of Marine and Energy Claims Practice Nordic Region of Marsh, a position he has held for the last 5 years. In 2015 he was also appointed as the Energy Practice Leader for the Nordic Region of Marsh (shared position). Tormod started his insurance career in 1983 in the Oslo division of Norwegian Hull Club whilst still studying. In 1985 he joined UNI Forsikring where he became department manager for Marine Claims. Tormod moved to insurance broker Aon Grieg as head of Marine & Energy Claims in 1989, a position he held for almost 23 years. During his career Tormod has handled complex claims in the global energy insurance market, including onshore and offshore losses, complex contractor claims such as total loss of drilling rigs, particular average, control of well and business interruption claims.
Tormod has been a member of the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee since 2013.
Trygve started his insurance career with Stavanger Insurance Company, staying with them for 6 years before joining Statoil insurance department in 1983. He was promoted VP and Head of Insurance in 1988. Starting with NOK100 Mill in Capital, Trygve took part in establishing Statoil Forsikring a.s, a fully owned insurance company (captive) of Statoil, growing it to be one of the largest captives in the energy industry. Stafor joined Oil Insurace Ltd (OIL) in 1993. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for OIL for 15 years, including 3 years as Chairman.
After accepting an early retirement package after 32 years with Statoil, Trygve is currently working as a self-employed consultant within all kinds of energy insurance issues.
Trygve joined the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee in 2013, as the first client to do so.
Trond joined Wikborg Rein’s Oslo office in 1984 and became a partner in 1990. He heads the firm’s Energy Shipping and Offshore practice. His main areas of practice are matters relating to shipping and maritime law, insurance law and contract law. He has extensive transaction experience as well as litigation experience before the Norwegian courts and in arbitration proceedings. Trond is admitted to the Norwegian Supreme Court.
Trond joined the Lillehammer Conference Organising Committee in 2015.
The conference is the leading international gathering of underwriters, claims adjusters, insureds, brokers and other service providers involved in claims arising from activities which are commonly referred to as offshore energy risks (which extend to related onshore activities and include well and drilling operations irrespective of location).