Michael Davies, Executive Director

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YDR is a boutique, personalised and specialist engineering loss adjusting firm.

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Michael Davies, Executive Director

Executive Director

Phone +61 (0)8 8201 8444

Email mdavies@ydr.net.au


1995 Fellow, CILA (UK)

1995 Fellow, Chartered Insurance Institute

1997 Fellow, AICLA

2005 Fellow, International Federation of Adjusting Associations

2009 Fellow, ANZIIF


1984 Commenced adjusting career, Thomas Howell Selfe, UK.

1988-89 Contract general adjusting roles throughout Australia working for a range of companies.

1990 Became one of the youngest qualified adjusters (aged 25).

1990 Senior Chartered Loss Adjuster, Cunningham Loss Adjusters, Wales, UK.

1991 Senior Chartered Loss Adjuster, Thomas Howell Group, Adelaide, SA. Acquired Truman Wyly Loss Adjusters.

1994 Instrumental in obtaining the first Quality Assurance Certification for a national Australian loss adjusting firm, Thomas Howell Group (Australia) Pty Ltd.

1997 Joined Laidlaw Young, Adelaide, SA.

1998 Director, Laidlaw Young, now trading as YDR.

Experienced in all liability matters, product recall and consequential loss. Provides expert witness reports for construction matters.

Specialist Areas

Contractor and liability claims, including major property damage and business interruption. claims flowing from rail, track and mining activities.

Peak Industry Involvement

2003-2007 Secretary, AICLA, South Australian Division

2008-current Education Director, AICLA

December 2011 Special Services Award, ANZIIF

2009-2012 Academic Council Member, ANZIIF