Joe joined the loss-adjusting profession in 1974 and worked for a major UK practice. After qualifying as a Chartered member of the Institute of Loss Adjusters in 1981, he moved overseas for 10 years working in the Caribbean, the Far East and the Middle East.
In 1992, Joe returned to the UK and was based in London, specialising in large industrial losses throughout the world but particularly in the energy and petrochemical sectors. His portfolio has included major oil spills, refinery and petrochemical losses as well as specialising in delay in start-up and advance loss of profits. A large portion of his work has been in North America but he has handled claims in more than 40 countries.
Joe has been fortunate enough to deal with some of the largest offshore and onshore claims that have been presented to the major energy reinsurance market. Apart from physical damage claims, he has also dealt with many of the larger business interruption claims that have arisen in the onshore and offshore environment.
Joe worked closely with large brokers when dealing with one of the largest energy claims of recent times, this involved a major energy company based in Canada.