Paul A. J. May - Chairman and Chief Executive

1st July 2004

Paul May jpgPaul A. J. May
Chairman and Chief Executive


Bachelor of Laws honours degree, University of London
Master of Business Administration degree, Open University Business School
Fellow: Chartered Insurance Institute
European Loss Adjusting Expert
Fellow: Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters
Fellow: Institute of Risk Management
Research Diploma in Advanced Insurance Studies: London Guildhall University
Postgraduate Diploma in Management Consultancy: Henley Management College
Fellow: International Federation of Adjusting Associations
Member: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Practising Member: Academy of Experts
Associate: Institute of Business Consulting
Fellow: Chartered Management Institute
Fellow: Institute of Directors
Yachtmaster Offshore - Commercial Endorsement

Professional Activities

President: IFAA - International Federation of Adjusting Associations
Visiting Faculty (Claims Management) - Cass Business School, City University, London
Research Fellow: Peking University, Centre for Insurance Research, Beijing
Chairman: International Committee Institute of Risk Management
Member: International Committee CILA
Past President: CILA - Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (1999/2000)
Past President: FUEDI - European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts (1999/2000)
Liveryman: Worshipful Company of Insurers (Court Assistant 2004-2007)
Liveryman: Worshipful Company of Constructors
FSA: 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
Former Member: Advisory board of Nottingham University Business School Centre for Risk and Insurance
Member: British Academy of Management
Member: International Insurance Society
Past Commodore: Lloyd's Yacht Club (2003 - 2006)
Admiral: Lloyd's Yacht Club (2008 - Present)
Regional Vice President (Europe) IILA - International Institute of Loss Adjusters (2000)
Group Leader: Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conference UK Tour 1992 and subsequent input
Member: Lloyd's Shotgun Club - clay pigeon shooting.

Continuing Studies

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


Over 36 years experience in industry, insurance company, loss adjusting and consultancy. Lived and worked overseas in Belgium, Dubai and Singapore.


Specialises in complex multi-national assignments.


Mother tongue English, conversational French.

Publications and Talks

Paul is a member of visiting faculty at the Cass Business School, City University, where he runs the Claims Management course in the CII/CASS MSc in Risk and Insurance.

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.


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