Charles Taylor Adjusting appoints marine managing director

Loss adjuster Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA) has appointed Oliver Hutchings as Managing Director, Europe & Singapore of CTA Marine. He succeeds Paul Silver, who is retiring from his post after 40 years in marine adjusting.

CTA said that Silver would continue to work with CTA Marine and support clients in a consultancy role.

Hutchings is joining CTA from Charles Taylor’s Management Services business, where he was a Divisional Head. He brings more than 10 years’ experience of managing specialist marine liability claims to CTA, having trained as a barrister.

CTA said that Hutchings would work with the team at CTA Marine to build on the business’s recognised global expertise 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.

Silver joined Richards Hogg in 1977 before it was acquired by Charles Taylor in 1998. He has managed CTA offices in Hong Kong and Jakarta, and worked as a director in the Liverpool office before becoming the Marine managing director. He has also been Chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters.