Denis Speyer

Senior Adjuster – Marine

A qualified master mariner, holding a master’s degree in maritime law, Denis has worked in the marine industry for over forty years. Commencing a seagoing career as a navigating officer, obtaining a Class One Masters certificate with experience in container ships, oil tankers and oil rig supply ships, the latter serving as Chief Officer. Upon moving ashore Denis gained experience initially in commercial management roles in the USA and North Asia container trades as Trades Manager. Utilising his technical background and legal studies Denis was recruited by the Australian and New Zealand Direct Line to manage their marine insurance, risk management and claims department. With the purchase of ANZDL by CP Ships in 2000, this role was expanded to manage claims and insurance for the Asia Pacific Region. In 2007 Denis was appointed Cargo Care and Legal Manager for Swire Shipping, handling various marine casualties, including the Pacific Adventure loss of containers and oil spill off the Queensland coast. In 2018 Denis took up the role of Senior Loss Adjuster/Surveyor with Integra. In that year he was appointed lead surveyor by the majority of local cargo insurance interests to investigate the loss of containers from the YM Efficiency off Newcastle NSW. Since joining Integra he has been appointed on a wide range of various hull and cargo loss matters.

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