GRS bolsters global complex claims team

Global Risk Solutions has strengthened its complex and major risk capabilities with the appointment of a team of 14 specialist adjusters and technicians.

The new team will be led by Adam Humphrey and George Pooley, with Humphrey as CEO of CCS International, and Pooley leading the renewable energy solutions.

Humphrey has more than two decades of experience managing technical and complex insurance claims worldwide. Before joining GRS, he was a board director at Advanta Global Services, where he managed complex energy, construction, renewables and property losses. Before that, he held senior loss adjusting roles at Integra Technical Services and Cunningham Lindsey International. He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters. He sits on the CILA's Council and is chairman of its Construction, Energy and Engineering Special Interest Group.

For more than a decade, George Pooley has focused exclusively on adjusting complex renewable energy claims internationally. He has established a reputation for his knowledge of claims trends, supply chain and mitigation opportunities in the sector. Before joining GRS, he was head of renewables at Advanta Global Services; before that, he was the founder and head of adjusting at Renewable Energy Loss Adjusters. He also held loss adjusting roles at Cunningham Lindsey International, McLarens Young International, and Charles Taylor Consulting. Pooley’s renewables experience includes onshore wind, photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants, biomass, and hydro.

Mike Reeves, GRS’ major and complex loss executive, who leads CCS, said: “We are delighted to welcome Adam, George and the team to GRS. Their expertise and experience, combined with our existing teams, will consolidate our stated aim to provide the industry with a comprehensive set of solutions for major and complex risks across geographies and classes of business. It is an exciting next step in our journey, and we will be working to continue to deliver on our ambitious plans for growth in the coming weeks and months."

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