OUR PEOPLE

Leadership

Steve Nance

Steve Nance

Founder & Chairman

B.E. (Hons), M.I.E.Aust., F.C.L.A., A.N.Z.I.I.F. (Fellow), F.C.I.L.A., A.I.Arb.A.

Steve founded Technical Assessing in 1986. Since then Steve has been involved in the investigation and assessment of all manner of losses specialising in the construction and energy fields.

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David Cambridge

David Cambridge

Managing Director

B.Bus (Acct. / Fin), CTA, ASA

David is Technical Assessing's newly appointed managing director. David looks forward to the opportunity to spearhead the company’s next ‘chapter’ and continuing to build on the solid reputation that TA has built over the last 30 plus years

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David Outred

David Outred

State Manager, WA

ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP

David’s Insurance career has had an engineering and construction focus seeing him gain experience in loss and risk management across the full scope of engineering and marine products including liability and business interruption.

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Nick Ackers

Nick Ackers

State Manager, TAS

Assoc. Dip. Agric., Snr. Assoc ANZIIF, Dip. Bus. (Loss Adjusting), FCLA, FIFAA

Nick has some 28 years experience in loss adjusting and currently manages the day-to-day operations in Tasmania for Technical Assessing which comprises two offices and seven staff.

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Peter Brown

Peter Brown

State Manager - QLD / Practice Leader - Liability

LL.B (Hons), FCLA, ACILA (UK), FIFAA

Peter has worked as a loss adjuster since 1978, working at companies including McLarens and Crawford & Company, and Technical Assessing, and in countries including Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, and Australia 

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Brendan Sears

Brendan Sears

State Manager, NSW

MTA Dip YachtSurv Cert IV, Aus & Int Trade Fac Cert III, Auto Light Mech

Brendan has over 12 years of experience in the maritime industry, and prior to joining Technical Assessing he was a Hull Technical Supervisor and Surveyor at Stream Group.

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Steve Mann

Steve Mann

State Manager Vic / Practice Leader - Property

FCILA, FC:A. ACII, CIP, FEUDI-ELAE

Steve Mann joined Technical Assessing as Practice Leader – Property, having spent his career as a Loss Adjuster, initially in the UK and then with a pre-eminent career in the Australian market for the last 25 years.

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Practice Leaders

Steve Nance

Steve Nance

Founder and Chairman / Practice Leader - Construction & Engineering / Executive Loss Adjuster

B.E. (Hons), M.I.E.Aust., F.C.L.A., A.N.Z.I.I.F. (Fellow), F.C.I.L.A., A.I.Arb.A.

Steve founded Technical Assessing in 1986. Since then Steve has been involved in the investigation and assessment of all manner of losses specialising in construction and energy.

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Paul Hacche

Paul Hacche

Practice Leader - Plant and Equipment

BA, ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), CIP, ACLA, FIFAA, AffIEAust

Paul has 32 years experience as a loss adjuster. Paul was responsible for the construction and engineering claims during the establishment of the Ranger Uranium Mine.

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Brendan Sears

Brendan Sears

Practice Leader - Marine

MTA Dip YachtSurv Cert IV, Aus & Int Trade Fac Cert III, Auto Light Mech

Brendan has over 12 years of experience in the maritime industry, and prior to joining Technical Assessing he was a Hull Technical Supervisor and Surveyor at Stream Group.

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Peter Brown

Peter Brown

State Manager - QLD / Practice Leader - Liability

LL.B (Hons), FCLA, ACILA (UK), FIFAA

Peter has worked as a loss adjuster since 1978, working at companies including McLarens and Crawford & Company, and Technical Assessing, and in countries including Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, and Australia 

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Steve Mann

Steve Mann

State Manager Vic / Practice Leader - Property

FCILA, FC:A. ACII, CIP, FEUDI-ELAE

Steve Mann joined Technical Assessing as Practice Leader – Property, having spent his career as a Loss Adjuster, initially in the UK and then with a pre-eminent career in the Australian market for the last 25 years.

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Loss Adjusters

NSW

Steve Nance

Steve Nance

Executive Loss Adjuster, NSW

B.E. (Hons), M.I.E.Aust., F.C.L.A., A.N.Z.I.I.F. (Fellow), F.C.I.L.A., A.I.Arb.A.

Steve founded Technical Assessing in 1986. Since then Steve has been involved in the investigation and assessment of all manner of losses specialising in the construction and energy fields.

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Anthony Herron

Anthony Herron

Executive Loss Adjuster and In-House Counsel

LL. B (Uni of Syd)

Anthony joins Technical Assessing with extensive experience practicing law. Anthony's key areas of practice are construction and engineering law, insurance and construction dispute resolution. He has acted for major building contracts, developers, State and Local government authorities, institutions, building professionals, insurers and private clients. 

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Gareth Barnes

Gareth Barnes

Specialist Loss Adjuster

B.Sc Hons

Gareth graduated from the University of Wales, Cardiff in 2004 with an honours degree in Geology. During this time Gareth worked as a part time surveyor’s assistant, becoming familiar with surveyor processes and procedures.

 

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Declan Robinson

Declan Robinson

Specialist Loss Adjuster

JD, BEng, DipEngPrac, DipFinServ

Declan trained as a Civil Engineer and Lawyer and holds his Diploma of Financial Services from the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. He commenced his Loss Adjusting career specialising in construction and engineering claims covering contract works and commercial claims.

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Ryan McGregor

Ryan McGregor

Senior Loss Adjuster, NSW

LL.B. (Laws), B.Bus (Economics), QF3 Award in London Market Insurance

Ryan obtained his Bachelor Degree in Laws and his Bachelor Degree in Business (Economics) from the Queensland University of Technology in 2013.

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Nick Tay

Nick Tay

Specialist Loss Adjuster, NSW

B.Eng.Sc. (Mechanical)

 

Nick graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2011, during which time he worked as a Technical Sales Engineer within the process and manufacturing industry.

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Brendan Sears

Brendan Sears

Executive Loss Adjuster, NSW

MTA Dip YachtSurv Cert IV, Aus & Int Trade Fac Cert III, Auto Light Mech

Brendan has over 12 years of experience in the maritime industry, and prior to joining Technical Assessing he was a Hull Technical Supervisor and Surveyor at Stream Group.

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VIC

Steve Mann

Steve Mann

State Manager Vic / Practice Leader - Property

FCILA, FC:A. ACII, CIP, FEUDI-ELAE

Steve Mann joined Technical Assessing as Practice Leader – Property, having spent his career as a Loss Adjuster, initially in the UK and then with a pre-eminent career in the Australian market for the last 25 years.

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Paul Hacche

Paul Hacche

Practice Leader - Plant and Equipment

BA, ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), CIP, ACLA, FIFAA, AffIEAust

Paul has 32 years experience as a loss adjuster. Paul was responsible for the construction and engineering claims during the establishment of the Ranger Uranium Mine.

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Karl Murphy

Karl Murphy

Senior Loss Adjuster, VIC

BCL

Karl was born in Australia and educated in Ireland. He began his legal training at University College Dublin obtaining an honours law degree in 2004.

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Meredith Cooper

Meredith Cooper

Senior Loss Adjuster, VIC

ANZIIF (Associate) CIP

Meredith joined Technical Assessing in 2016 after more than 35 years of experience within the insurance and loss adjusting industries.

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Tulay Tuzun

Tulay Tuzun

Senior Loss Adjuster, VIC

BEng (Civil) (Hons), MIns&RiskMgt, ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP

Tulay joined Technical Assessing in 2012 after over eight years of insurance broking experience. She commenced her career in reinsurance broking in Turkey.

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QLD

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

State Manager - QLD / Practice Leader - Liability

LL.B (Hons), FCLA, ACILA (UK), FIFAA

Peter has worked as a loss adjuster since 1978, working at companies including McLarens and Crawford & Company, and Technical Assessing, and in countries including Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, and Australia 

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David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Senior Loss Adjuster

ACLA, Dip Loss Adjusting, ANZIIF (Senior Assoc) CIP

David joined the insurance industry in September 2000 beginning as a claims handler within the call centre environment and after being recognised for his depth of knowledge became a loss adjuster. He comes to Technical Assessing after 11 years with another major loss adjusting firm where his attention to detail and technical knowledge saw him appointed to large claims by various insurers.

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Bill Matthews

Bill Matthews

Executive Loss Adjuster, QLD

ANZIIF (Snr.Assoc.), ACLA, FIFAA

Bill joined Technical Assessing in 2006 to work as an Executive Adjuster out of the company’s Brisbane Office. Bill commenced working as a trainee loss adjuster with AH Chapman & Associates of Townsville, North Queensland in 1970.

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Simon Munro

Simon Munro

Executive Loss Adjuster, QLD

LL.B. Dip FA ANZIIF (Snr Assoc)

Simon specialises in complex and large liability claims, particularly under Public Liability, Products Liability, Professional Indemnity and Construction Liability policies, involving property damage and economic loss.

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Clayton Stabe

Clayton Stabe

Executive Loss Adjuster, QLD

LL.B. ANZIIF (Snr Assoc)

After completing a Law Degree Clayton, worked in mainstream law as a Solicitor in Brisbane until moving into Loss Adjusting. Clayton has worked as a Loss Adjuster since 1991. During the 90’s he worked for two different National Loss Adjusting companies.

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TAS

Nick Ackers

Nick Ackers

Executive Loss Adjuster, TAS

Assoc. Dip. Agric., Snr. Assoc ANZIIF, Dip. Bus. (Loss Adjusting), FCLA, FIFAA

Nick has some 24 years experience in loss adjusting and currently manages the day-to-day operations in Tasmania for Technical Assessing which comprises two offices and four staff.

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Stephen Bender

Stephen Bender

Executive Loss Adjuster, TAS

B Prof Studies; LLB; Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice

Steve has experience in the structure of both public and private organisations along with an understanding of the expected conduct and behaviour of employees engaged in such organisations. He has developed broad experience involving work in the investigation and analysis of procedural non-compliance and offences along with associated breaches of codes of conduct in both sectors.

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Michael Cooke

Michael Cooke

Executive Loss Adjuster, TAS

FCLA, ANZIIF (Fellow), FIFAA, JP

Michael is a Chartered Loss Adjuster and past President of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters.

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Louise Cooper

Louise Cooper

Executive Loss Adjuster, TAS

BA (Psych) / LLB

Louise has extensive experience in liability claims including property damage, public liability, occupiers liability, professional indemnity, building and construction, motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation and contractual disputes.

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Robert Winter

Robert Winter

Executive Loss Adjuster

B.A. LLB. AICLA( Aff)

Rob was a practising Barrister and Solicitor, gaining extensive experience in prosecutions/litigation before joining an international loss adjusting practice in 1995.  Since then, Rob has investigated and reported on a wide range of employment and liability related events, acting for organisations serving all parts of the community.

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Kayson Wong

Kayson Wong

Loss Adjuster / Risk Surveyor

B. SC Hons 

Kayson joined Technical Assessing in 2018, and holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in Risk Management and Finance from the University of Hong Kong.

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WA

Ray Hammond

Ray Hammond

Senior Loss Adjuster, WA

ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP

Ray is a qualified Liability Adjuster with over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Ray has significant experience handling Casualty and Motor liability claims.

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David Outred

David Outred

Executive Loss Adjuster, WA

ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP

David’s engineering and construction focused Insurance career has given him experience in loss and risk management across engineering and marine products.

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Andrew Buchanan

Andrew Buchanan

Senior Loss Adjuster, WA

BA (Hons) ACII ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP AICLA (Aff)

Having graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an Honours Degree in Risk Management, Andrew entered the insurance industry in 1997 with a major international Insurance Company in Glasgow.

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Administration

Miranda Ackers

Miranda Ackers

Administration Manager/Claims Support, TAS

Diploma of Business

Miranda has developed the Tasmanian operation with her husband Nick since joining Technical Assessing in 2006. Miranda is part of our Launceston team and is responsible for all Administration matters, including HR and IT, and also provides assistance with Claims Support.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Administration and Claims Support

Louise recently joined Technical Assessing Sydney office in an Administration and Claims support role. Having extensive experience in Administrative roles, she is well suited to assist our adjusters.

Jenny Logie

Jenny Logie

Claims Support, TAS

B.Bus (Human Resource Management)

Jenny has a background in Senior Management, specifically in Human  Resources Management and Accounting, having experience in the Timber,  Hospitality and Gaming industries and within her own Management Development Consultancy.  She has worked in our Launceston Office for six years providing Claims Support.

Allison Leary

Claims Support/Administration

19 years experience in office administration, 15 years experience in the loss adjusting industry.

Allison has worked in the loss adjusting industry since 2002, beginning with Freemans/Crawford & Company, and joining Technical Assessing in 2014. Allison provides Administration for our Hobart office including Claims Support.

Elizabeth Kover

Elizabeth Kover

Administration, Claims and Technical Support, NSW

 Diploma in Information Technology, Business College.

Elizabeth has been working with various loss adjusting companies for the last 20+ years. Elizabeth has been with Technical Assessing since 2006. Her current role is Claims Support for the Property and Marine Teams, as well as Administration and Technical Support.