I was born in England in 1950. After an education at Barking Abbey Grammar School, I joined Bennett & Co in the City of London as a trainee average adjuster.
In 1972 Bennett & Co was taken over by the long established firm of average adjusters, Wm. Elmslie & Son, I was fortunate to be seconded to Stevens Elmslie & Co in Hong Kong for a period during 1972. I was equally fortunate to be invited to take the very stringent examinations of the Association of Average Adjusters and thus became a qualified average adjuster and was admitted into the partnership of Wm. Elmslie & Son in 1978.
During the 1970s, I and a colleague were responsible for developing adjusting and claim consultancy services in relation to the oil & gas industry and its insurers.
Further details of my career are presented below.
Interests outside marine claims include astronomy, restoring agricultural machinery and model railways.
Sept. 1998 / Present: Harvey Ashby Limited - Director
Involved in the adjustment of marine and offshore oil & gas claims and providing advice to clients concerning claims and insurance policy wordings.
Aug. 1990 / Aug. 1998: INDECS Limited - Director
Responsible for establishing and developing INDECS' average adjusting portfolio and advising clients with regard to claims and policy wordings in the oil & gas and marine sectors.
Jan. 1988 / Aug. 1990: Elmslie Toplis - CEO
Responsible for the marine adjusting and surveying activities of the Toplis & Harding Group as well as adjusting marine and offshore oil & gas claims.
May 1978 / Jan. 1988: Wm. Elmslie $ Son - Partner
Involved in the adjustment of all varieties of marine claims and playing a prominent role in the development of claims consultancy services to clients in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries.
Feb. 1972 / May 1978: Wm. Elmslie & Son - Adjuster (May/October 1972 seconded to Stevens Elmslie & Co, Hong Kong)
Involved in the adjustment of all varieties of marine insurance claims and general average.
Feb. 1969 / Feb. 1972: Bennett & Co - Adjuster
Involved in the adjustment of hall and machinery claims, cargo claims and general average.
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