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Stephen Thorpe

Stephen Thorpe

Director - Asia Pacific, Natural Resources & Engineering, Charles Taylor Adjusting

Mobile(Australia): +61 (0) 429 643 779 / (Singapore): +65 8494 0423
Email Stephen.Thorpe@charlestaylor.com
Address

Level 30
91 King William Street
Adelaide
SA 5000

Expertise

Property; Business Interruption; Mining; Energy; CAR/EAR/DSU; Marine; Construction and Engineering; Offshore pipelines; Cargo losses; Transport/infrastructure; Catastrophe losses

About This Individual
  • A loss adjuster with over 35 years' experience, Stephen has specialised in major and complex losses involving the mining, energy, transport and construction sectors, throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Stephen’s focus is on finding timely and efficient solutions to significant and complex losses.
  • He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA) – UK, and the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA). He has been a National Board Director, Area Chair and National President of AICLA between 2004 and 2008.
  • In addition, Stephen has presented at major international conferences on mining, construction and energy losses.

Professional Qualifications

  • FCILA: Fellow Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, 1992
  • FUEDI: Federation of European Insurance Experts, 1992
  • FCLA: Fellow, Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters 1998*

*Board member 2004 – 2008. President 2007 – 2008.

Notable Assignments

  • Energy/Engineering: Major (over $300M) fire and resulting business interruption losses in onshore gas processing plants. Other losses include well blow out in Indonesia, oil and gas pipelines – plus power generation throughout Australia and Asia (Inc power plant in Thailand~$195M). Offshore experience includes damage to well infrastructure and pipelines.
  • Construction Risks: Major losses property, DSU/ALOP claims involving mining, manufacturing, infrastructure in Australia, Asia and Africa. Recent claims involve a recent tunnelling project, the (British Gas) QGC and Santos GLNG, Liquid Natural Gas Projects in Australia, and the (Chevron) Gorgon Island Project in Western Australia, the KL118 project in Malaysia and a power station project in Vietnam.
  • Mining: Major losses involving – iron ore, copper, uranium, nickel, and gold projects– in Australia, Africa, PNG and West Papua.
  • Transport/infrastructure: Involved as adjusters for most of the major above rail freight operators, and port operators throughout Australia. Participated in most major derailments throughout Australia over 20- year period.
  • Marine: Port infrastructure, offshore pipelines, sea floor infrastructure and various (project) cargo losses.
  • General: Wide range of experience with most property lines and associated business interruption losses, including catastrophe losses – earthquake, tsunami, bush fire and flood.