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), CPA, CTA

David is Technical Assessing's 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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Nick Ackers

Nick Ackers

TAS State Manager & Director

Assoc. Dip. Agric., Snr. Assoc ANZIIF, FCLA, FIFAA

Nick has some 30 years experience in loss adjusting and currently manages the day-to-day operations in Tasmania for Technical Assessing which comprises two offices and 10 staff.

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Peter Brown

Peter Brown

QLD State Manager & 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

NSW State Manager & 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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Mark Bonner

Mark Bonner

VIC State Manager & Executive Loss Adjuster

Chartered Loss Adjuster - ACILA (UK), Chartered Insurance Practitioner ACII (UK)

Mark Bonner has more than 40 years as a Loss Adjuster and joins TA from an international insurer as one of their internal Loss Adjusters, where he handled a portfolio of complex and high value major loss claims, across all facets of the property division.

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Simon Martin

Simon Martin

WA State Manager & Senior Loss Adjuster

BEng (Mechanical & Electrical), LCGI, I.A.M.E

Simon is a Specialist Loss Adjuster at TAWA. Simon has both a construction and mechanical engineering background and has been working directly within the insurance industry for over 9 years and as a technical adviser to both the insurance and corporate industries for over 23 years.

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Practice Leaders

Steve Nance

Steve Nance

Founder/Chairman & Practice Leader - Construction & Engineering

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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Brendan Sears

Brendan Sears

NSW State Manager & 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

QLD State Manager & 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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Loss Adjusters

NSW

Steve Nance

Steve Nance

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 the construction and energy fields.

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Declan Robinson

Declan Robinson

Senior 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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Brendan Sears

Brendan Sears

Executive Loss Adjuster

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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Nigel Shore

Nigel Shore

Senior Loss Adjuster

LL.B; Dip. Fin Services (GI); ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP

Nigel joins TA with over 20 years' experience dealing with Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, and Product Liability claims. Nigel received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England - Armidale.

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Anthony Herron

Anthony Herron

Executive Loss Adjuster & 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. 

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Nick Tay

Nick Tay

Specialist Loss Adjuster

B.Eng.Sc. (Mechanical), AICLA (Aff)

 

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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Wendy Reid

Wendy Reid

Executive Loss Adjuster

FCLA, ANZIIF Snr Assoc, FIFAA

Wendy join Technical Assessing as an Executive Loss Adjuster specialising in property claims. 

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VIC

Mark Bonner

Mark Bonner

VIC State Manager & Executive Loss Adjuster

Chartered Loss Adjuster - ACILA (UK), Chartered Insurance Practitioner ACII (UK)

Mark Bonner has more than 40 years as a Loss Adjuster and joins TA from an international insurer as one of their internal Loss Adjusters, where he handled a portfolio of complex and high value major loss claims, across all facets of the property division.

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Talei Morgan

Talei Morgan

Executive Loss Adjuster

B. Com, ANZIIF (Fellow), AICLA (Aff)

Talei began her career as a commercial lines and domestic lines adjuster in 1995. In 1997 Talei became a liability Loss Adjuster.

 

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Angela Wilkinson

Angela Wilkinson

Executive Loss Adjuster

BA, LLB, ANZIIF (Snr Assoc), AICLA

Angela commenced loss adjusting in 2000 after 8 years as a practising lawyer in insurance litigation. Angela handles property damage and personal injury claims, VWA recoveries, product liability and product contamination claims and professional indemnity claims.

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Meredith Cooper

Meredith Cooper

Senior Loss Adjuster

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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Neale Pretorius

Neale Pretorius

Senior Loss Adjuster

CII (Claims) Cert, BDMA Tech, AICLA Cert

Neale has over 16 years’ experience as a Loss Adjuster and prior to joining TA, he managed a portfolio of Commercial Property and Contract Works claims from inception to final settlement.  Neale has also handled claims from all perils, including larger losses which have been managed under referral.

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QLD

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

QLD State Manager & 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

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

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

Senior Loss Adjuster

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

TAS State Manager & Director

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

Nick has some 30 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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Louise Cooper

Louise Cooper

Executive Loss Adjuster

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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Michael Cooke

Michael Cooke

Senior Loss Adjuster

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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Stephen Bender

Stephen Bender

Specialist Loss Adjuster

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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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

Simon Martin

Simon Martin

WA State Manager & Senior Loss Adjuster

BEng (Mechanical & Electrical), LCGI, I.A.M.E

Simon is a Specialist Loss Adjuster at TAWA. Simon has both a construction and mechanical engineering background and has been working directly within the insurance industry for over 9 years and as a technical adviser to both the insurance and corporate industries for over 23 years.

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Ray Hammond

Ray Hammond

Senior Loss Adjuster

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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Andrew Buchanan

Andrew Buchanan

Senior Loss Adjuster

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.

Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt

Administration, Claims and Technical Support, NSW

Kim joins Technical Assessing after a number of years at a major international Loss Adjuster. Being a qualified bookkeeper, Kim is well suited to assist our Adjusters and with accounts.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Administration, Claims and Technical Support, NSW

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

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