Andrew Brown BA (Hons), ACII, FCILA

Andrew has handled a wide portfolio of losses including Property All Risks, Machinery Breakdown, CAR/EAR for local and international Insurers and Reinsurers.  Also managed oil pollution losses in South America and Africa, as well as power utility losses affecting generators, turbines and transformers. Other product lines include Jewellers Block and Specie, Financial Institutions, Commercial Crime, Ports and Terminals, General Casualty and Contractor’s Plant and Equipment.

Andrew founded Propicsa in 2017 and has lived and worked throughout Latin America and the Middle East (Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and UAE) for the past 20 years approximately. Multi-lingual (Spanish and Portuguese) with the ability and experience to understand cultural differences and how this impacts stakeholders to a claim.

Specialties

Major Industrial/Commercial Risks, including machinery breakdown and business interruption
Contractors All Risks / Erection All Risks, Marine Project cargo and including DSU, Contractors Plant and Equipment
Power utilities / Energy including renewable projects and associated business interruption

Cristina Triana BA BBM

Cristina has previously held various positions with other Loss Adjusting practices and gained experience primarily in investigating claims involving financial lines and third party liability. A Colombian citizen and native Spanish speaker, Cristina is able to liaise with local markets assists and manage service expectations for corresponding losses, whilst also being responsible for assisting in the development of financial lines losses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Sample of major losses handled

  • Damage to gas pipeline during construction phase; and operational losses at sub-stations
  • Major fire at cinema
  • Electrical damage at power utility sub-stations
  • Steelworks – various operational losses
  • Hydro plant – flooding of machine house during construction
  • Hydro plant – damage to civil works (bridge) during construction
  • Gas power plant – collapse of turbine base during construct
  • Residential and commercial claims (100) on Turks and Caicos Islands following Hurricane Irma 2017
  • Residential and commercial claims (200) on Dominica following Hurricane Maria 2017
  • Cruise ship terminal loss from Hurricane Irma USVI (St Thomas) 2017
  • Solar power plant loss from Hurricane Irma USVI (St Thomas) 2017
  • Residential and commercial claims in Bahamas (Grand Bahama) from Hurricane Matthew 2016
  • Involved in various Cat teams including Hurricane Georges (Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic), hotel and airport claims; Hurricane Lenny (Anguilla); other losses in various islands including Trinidad, Aruba, Jamaica
  • Major losses from earthquake 2010 including major 5 star hotels, ports and fruit producer
  • Landslides causing damage to gas pipeline (varying amounts)
  • Petrochemical plant – damage to property due to design defect
  • Third party liability claims stemming from oil pipeline leaks
  • Major pipeline spillage from crude oil pipeline affecting numerous local communities with third party claims (excess of USD 300 million) and involving significant remediation (USD 25 million) and clean up works
  • Various power utility losses (various amounts in excess of USD 1 million)
  • Earthquake losses Bahia de Caraquez – hotels and other commercial property
  • Fire in switchgear room at power plant
  • Various port authority losses including major damage due to flooding at port (USD 100 million), damage to breakwater, damage to spreader dropped during container unloading, damage to crane after impact by vessel, fire in a gantry crane
  • USD 100 million power plant loss – fire and destruction of generator train and turbine building
  • Flooding of contract works site during construction
  • Damage to project cargo during transit affecting project schedule
  • Losses from various hurricanes and flooding, electricity power companies
  • Major fire in generator and transformer explosion at power plant (USD 20 million)
  • Oil spillage with consequent third party liability claims (USD 85 million)
  • Various contractors plant and equipment losses at road construction project
  • Collapse of completed civil works (irrigation canals) throughout the territory due to El Nino flooding
  • Destruction of roads from flooding
  • Contamination of river (tributary of the Amazon) due to spillage of oil from petroleum company barge
  • Explosion in pump causing collateral damage at power plant
  • Damage to transformers during transit
  • Steelworks – major loss incidents including furnace breakouts, explosions and fires.
  • Petrochemical – explosion and fire at refinery
  • Power utilities – numerous generator, turbine and transformer losses
  • Urea plant – fire on conveyor
  • Alumina plant – collapse of silo