Charles Taylor Adjusting Names Oliver Hutchings Managing Director–Marine

Hutchings succeeds Paul Silver, who retires after 40 years in marine adjusting, but will support CTA clients in a consultancy role.

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International loss adjuster, Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA, London) has appointed Oliver Hutchings as Managing Director, Europe & Singapore of CTA—Marine.  He succeeds Paul Silver, who retires after 40 years in marine adjusting. Silver will continue to work with CTA—Marine and support clients in a consultancy role.

Oliver Hutchings, Managing Director, Europe & Singapore, CTA—Marine.

Hutchings task will be to work with the CTA—Marine team to drive growth in marine average adjusting under the Richards Hogg Lindley brand, and specialist claims management and adjusting services in the areas of hull, superyacht, marine liabilities and cargo.

Hutchings joins CTA from Charles Taylor’s Management Services business, where he was a Divisional Head. He has over ten years’ experience of managing specialist marine liability claims to CTA. Hutchings trained as a barrister and has worked closely with many of the leading global ship owners during his career, a Charles Taylor statement says.

Damian Ely, CEO, Charles Taylor Adjusting.

“I am delighted to welcome Oliver Hutchings to CTA,” comments Damian Ely, CEO, Charles Taylor Adjusting.  “His business strategy and development skills will be a huge asset as we grow our marine adjusting business. CTA is the world’s leading marine average adjuster alongside our well-recognized global capabilities in aviation, natural resources and property, casualty and special risks claims.”

Long and Distinguished Career

Ely notes Silver’s “long and distinguished” career in marine adjusting, having joined Richards Hogg in 1977 before the firm was acquired by Charles Taylor in 1998. Silver managed CTA offices in Hong Kong and Jakarta, and worked as a director in the Liverpool office before becoming the Marine managing director. Silver also held the role of Chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters. “I would like to thank Paul for his significant contribution to Charles Taylor over the years, Ely comments.  “I am delighted that we will continue to benefit from his knowledge and experience as a consultant.”

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