About Us - Paul A. J. May

PAJM - 2022

Paul A. J. May
Director, Chartered Loss Adjuster, Chartered Insurance Risk Manager, Court Expert


Bachelor of Laws honours degree, University of London 

Master of Business Administration degree, Open University Business School

Research Diploma in Advanced Insurance Studies: London Guildhall University 

Postgraduate Diploma in Management Consultancy: Henley Management College 

Fellow: Chartered Insurance Institute 

Member: Academy of Experts 

FUEDI - ELAE: European Loss Adjusting Expert 

Fellow: Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters

Certified Fellow: Institute of Risk Management 

Fellow: Institute of Directors (IoD)

Fellow: International Federation of Adjusting Associations

Director at Large: International Federation of Adjusting Associations

Member: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Associate: National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (USA) 

Associate: Institute of Consulting 

Fellow: Chartered Management Institute 

Member: Association of MBA's

Yachtmaster Offshore - Commercial Endorsement 


Professional Activities

Experience as director of FTSE quoted plc.

FCA: Paul is approved under Section 59 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to perform the following Controlled Functions: Director, Chief Executive, Apportionment and Oversight, Responsible for Insurance Mediation

Member of Expert Advisory Group on Corporate Governance at Institute of Directors.

Past President: CILA - Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (1999-2000)

Past President: FUEDI - European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts (1999-2000)

Past President: IFAA - International Federation of Adjusting Associations (2009-2011)

Visiting Faculty (MSc – Risk and Insurance - Claims Management) - Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), City University, London

Member: British Insurance Law Association

Former Liveryman: Worshipful Company of Constructors

Liveryman: Worshipful Company of Insurers (Court Assistant 2004-2007)

Member ex-officio of Membership Committee of Worshipful Company of Insurers 

Mentor and Fund Raiser: St Giles Trust Charity

Director: Institute of Risk Management (2012-2013)

Committee Member: Climate Risk Special Interest Group of Institute of Risk Management

Member: International Special Interest Group – Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters

Former Member: Advisory board of Nottingham University Business School Centre for Risk and Insurance

Member: International Insurance Society

Peking University: Member of the Expert Committee of The China Centre for Insurance and Social Security Research (CCISSR)

Member and approved “LUTINE” skipper – Lloyd’s Yacht Club

Past Commodore: Lloyd's Yacht Club (2003-2006)

Group Leader: Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conference UK Tour 1992 and input to subsequent conferences.

Member: Lloyd's Shotgun Club - clay pigeon shooting


Continuing Studies

Research - Issues relating to the management of strategic alliances and networks.


Over 48 years’ experience in industry, insurance company, loss adjusting and consultancy. Lived and worked overseas in Belgium, Dubai and Singapore

Undertaken assignments in over 90 countries.


Specialises in complex multi – party, multi-national contractual and disputatious



Mother tongue English, conversational French. Studying Spanish.

Publications and Talks

Book: 'Arson and the Insured' published by Chartered Insurance Institute which won the 1992 CII Morgan Owen essay competition silver medal. Download it here.
Numerous articles in Lloyds List, Society of CII Fellows journal, Post magazine, Asia Insurance Review, Insurance International, Re-Insurance, The Loss Adjuster, Inform, and Fire Prevention. View articles here.
During time on ABI/Home Office Arson Bureau Committee contributed to Arson Bureau's 'Insurers Considerations'.
Numerous seminars for companies, institutes and underwriters in the UK and around the world.


Attended a range of insurance, media, public speaking, Institute of Directors, Chartered Management Institute, arbitration, research training and expert witness courses.

Contact Paul A. J. May

Mobile: +44 (0)7836 746 534



To download a pdf version of Paul's CV please click here.

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