I was born in England in 1950. After an education at Barking Abbey Grammar School, I joined Bennett & Co in the City of London as a trainee average adjuster.

In 1972 Bennett & Co was taken over by the long established firm of average adjusters, Wm. Elmslie & Son, I was fortunate to be seconded to Stevens Elmslie & Co in Hong Kong for a period during 1972. I was equally fortunate to be invited to take the very stringent examinations of the Association of Average Adjusters and thus became a qualified average adjuster and was admitted into the partnership of Wm. Elmslie & Son in 1978.

During the 1970s, I and a colleague were responsible for developing adjusting and claim consultancy services in relation to the oil & gas industry and its insurers.

Further details of my career are presented below.

Interests outside marine claims include astronomy, restoring agricultural machinery and model railways.

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