Paul May



An internally experienced and energetic entrepreneur, director, consultant and academic with a proven track record to quoted PLC board level.



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
FUEDI - ELAE: European Loss Adjusting Expert
Fellow: Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters
Fellow: Institute of Risk Management
Fellow: Institute of Directors (IoD)
Member: Corporate Governance Expert Advisory Group of the 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) 
Member: Academy of Experts
Associate: Institute of Consulting
Fellow: Chartered Management Institute
Fellow: Institute of Directors
Member: Association of MBA's
Yachtmaster Offshore - Commercial Endorsement

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
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 (Claims Management) - The Business School (formerly Cass), City University, London  
Peking University: Member of the Expert Committee of The China Centre for Insurance and Social Security Research (CCISSR)
Member: British Insurance Law Association
Mentor and Fund Raiser: St Giles Trust Charity
Former Director: Institute of Risk Management (2012-2013)
Committee Member: Climate Risk Special Interest Group of Institute of Risk Management 
Member: International SIG CILA 
Liveryman: Worshipful Company of Insurers (Court Assistant 2004-2007) 
Liveryman: Worshipful Company of Constructors 
Former Member: Advisory board of Nottingham University Business School Centre for Risk and Insurance 
Member: International Insurance Society 
Past Commodore: Lloyd's Yacht Club (2003-2006) 
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

Research - Issues relating to the management of strategic alliances and networks
B.A. Degree in Science and Languages


Over 47 years experience in industry, insurance, management, board roles and consultancy. Lived and worked overseas in Belgium, Dubai and Singapore.


Specialises in complex assignments with multi-disciplinary elements. 


Mother tongue English, 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.


Mobile: +44 (0) 7836 746 534
Office: +44 (0) 207 621 0644
e-fax: +44 (0) 207 681 1183