About Us - Paul A. J. May

PAJM - 2022

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

An internationally experienced and energetic entrepreneur, director, consultant and manager with a proven track record to quoted PLC board level. A clear sighted resolver of claims, problems and complex disputes.



Over 50 years experience in industry, insurance company, loss adjusting, consultancy, risk analysis and dispute resolution.

Lived and worked overseas in Belgium, Dubai and Singapore.

Undertaken assignments in over 90 countries.

Founder shareholder of companies since 1988 in: UK, USA, Singapore, China, Sweden, Spain, France, Sri Lanka, Antigua, Turkey, Germany, Australia and Cyprus.

Previous Non-Executive Director roles on boards of companies in USA (Chicago), China (Beijing) and UK (London).



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: gained as Part 1 of Doctor of Business Administration course at 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: Institute of Consulting 

Fellow: Chartered Management Institute 

Member: Association of MBA's

Professional Activities 

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

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

Member of Membership Committee of Worshipful Company of Insurers 

Former Liveryman: Worshipful Company of Constructors

Director: Institute of Risk Management (2012-2013)

Founder member of 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

Former Research Fellow & Member of the Expert Committee at Peking University Centre for Insurance and Social Security Research - CCISSR (2007 to 2023).

Former Director and Chairman of a Community Interest Company.

Managing Partner: Maritime Art Partners Ltd

Chairman: Global Projects Ltd (global-projects.com)



Paul specialises in the investigation, management and resolution of complex multi-party, multi-national assignments.



Mentor and Fund Raiser: St Giles Trust Charity - St Giles(stgilestrust.org.uk)

Fund Raiser National Autistic Society – National Autistic Society(autism.org.uk)

Member and approved Club Skipper on the Lloyd’s Yacht Club’s 55’ X-Yacht “LUTINE” - Lloyd's Yacht Club 

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

Royal Yachting Association qualifications: Yachtmaster Offshore (Commercially Endorsed to be a Master of yachts up to 200 gross tonnes); Yachtmaster Ocean shore based; Power Boat Level 2. Over 60,000 sea miles including 4 trans-Atlantic crossings as skipper. Sailed in Asia, UK, Europe, South America, and Caribbean. Over 1,100 nights at anchor. 

Member: Royal Thames Yacht Club

Member: Royal Ocean Racing Club

Member: Ski Club of Great Britain

Member: Serpentine Swimming Club, London 

Advanced Open Water Diver: Professional Association of Diving Instructors.

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

Member: Lloyd's Shotgun Club - clay pigeon shooting.

Keen runner and cyclist having completed during last 7 years several marathons (London (5), Singapore, Helsinki, Palma) and a number of cycling events including Ride London (Surrey and Essex), Dambusters 80th 100 mile in Lincoln and Mt Ventoux, France.

Continuing Studies 


Corporate Governance Risk and Directors & Officers Liability Issues.


Management of International Organisations, Alliances and Networks.

Political, Economic, Religious and Military History and Biographies.

Climate Issues especially related to Oceans and Marine.




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

Mr Paul May – National Expert Witness Agency (newa.expert)

Paul May - The Academy of Experts

Your Expert Witness - Insurance - Concordia Consultancy Ltd




Contact Paul A. J. May

Mobile: +44 (0)7836 746 534

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

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