Cunningham Lindsey, the leading global claims management and loss adjusting firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Waller as Environmental Specialist Practice Group Leader.
David will lead a team of global experts who provide specialist adjusting, consultancy and guidance in all types and sizes of environmental losses including pollution to property, land, water (inland or off-shore) and habitats and species. The team will also add value to the services provided by Cunningham Lindsey Major and Complex Loss teams in managing and mitigating pollution aspects of, for instance, major fire losses where there are significant pollution or waste disposal challenges (such as contaminated extinguishment water or spread of asbestos).
In his new role, David will focus on driving the firm’s expertise and capability in handling complex environmental claims. He brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked for 34 years within the loss adjusting industry and 15 years in dealing almost exclusively with major environmental claims. He qualified as a Chartered Loss Adjuster and has carried out assignments in the UK, France, Italy and Panama, handling investigations and resolutions of complex, multi-party, national and international environmental claims. David started his career in insurance in 1984 and was responsible for establishing the first dedicated environmental adjusting unit in the UK market as well as acting as an expert witness for major insurance brokers and the UK environmental regulator.
Ben Price, Head of Operations of Major and Complex Loss Global of Cunningham Lindsey said: “The handling of claims arising from environmental incidents needs a comprehensive understanding of the technical issues. I am delighted that David is going to lead our Environmental Specialist Practice Group team going forward. He has an excellent reputation in the market for managing successful global environmental risks teams and also undertaking complex losses, both in the UK and overseas. This line of business, coupled with David’s extensive experience and the support from our global network of environmental experts, will be a perfect fit for our specialist practice group.”