Sedgwick has appointed Andre Mataia as head of its construction adjusting team in Australia.
Mataia (pictured) has more than 22 years of experience working for insurers and loss-adjusting firms in Australia and New Zealand, specialising in material damage, engineering, and construction work. He has managed and adjusted a portfolio of complex and high-value claims across various industries, including retail, energy, manufacturing, and construction.
“I am excited to step into this leadership role on the construction team,” Mataia said. “Through our specialist service, we're able to respond quickly with a dedicated global team of sector-led loss-adjusting experts who have handled high-profile and complex claims.
“Our focus is on leveraging the expertise of our team for the benefit of the construction and property business in Australia.”
Kimberley Daley, head of professional services in Australia at Sedgwick, said: “Andre has a stellar background in the construction industry and a wealth of experience leading teams, managing relationships with key stakeholders, and working in close partnership with global clients.
“He is driven to make the complex simple and continues to showcase the value of our work. His promotion is well earned.”
Sedgwick recently appointed Kate Johnstone as head of risk in Australia.
In her new role, Johnstone will lead the development and maintenance of the business's governance, risk, and compliance management frameworks for Australia.
Sedgwick also recently announced changes in the liability claims team, including Neil Wright taking on the responsibility of supporting the growth of the company's unit in the US that looks after complex professional and product liability claims and Talei Morgan replacing the international insurance claims expert as Australia liability head.