UK based Eqate Risk Services is founded on
the collective expertise of its industry
leading team of professionals who each
specialise in their own sectors of experience.


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07519 128 332

Phil Edwards BSc. ACII. CMIRMChartered Insurance Risk Manager
Managing Director

Phil Edwards has acquired more than 40 years of experience in Risk and Claims Analysis, Risk Management and held several senior management roles within the professions and corporate sector during his extensive career.

His career has included such diverse role s as acting as an outsourced Risk and Insurance Manager to a Global Manufacturing company to being Managing Director of a Protected Cell in a Captive Insurer.

Most Recently Managing Director of QPI Legal Ltd - Specialist Niche Broker dealing primarily with Solicitors Professional Indemnity Risks with a Risk Management Bias.

Acting as Account Director or Account Executive with all large clients, he was responsible for development and direct control of the QPI business including the QPI Professional brand for non-solicitors. He specialised in Risk and Claims Management, and Analysis focussing on Financial Lines and led and negotiated the successful sale of the business to an aggregator Insurance Broker.

As MD of the QPI brand Phil oversaw the integration of the business into the purchaser where he became Joint National Lead for the Professions Team, National lead on Cyber Product Development, National Resource For ART/Captive Insurance Knowledge and National Resource for Financial Lines Claims Management.

07519 128 332

Chris Charman FIRM ACII ACIArb
Technical Director

Chris Charman has 40 years of experience in Claims, Risk Management, Insurance, Risk Financing and Management including 14 years operating in Asia and Asia Pacific.

His areas of specialist expertise within the marine sector include commercial insurance claims and CAR losses. Captive insurance programs and claims support for corporates, working with brokers, insurers and re-insurers, alongside outsourced ERM support and services working with corporate clients, local and London markets.

Chris has delivered insurance programs, risk management and adjusting support across Asia having established adjusting offices for IAP in Papua New Guinea, Cunningham's in Hong Kong and Indonesia.

Adept at providing a full range of adjusting services, majoring in CAR for airports, high rise structures, tunneling and reclamation, working with resident and consulting engineers.

He has considerable catastrophe adjusting experience for both hurricanes and earthquakes, including St Thomas post Hurricane Hugo, Guam post hurricanes and earthquakes alongside Christchurch in 2012 and 2015, dealing with earthquake claims for Ansvar/ACS/IAG.

Most recently Chris specialised in claims support for various clients, including $45m CAR claim in North Africa, $25m claim at refinery, ERM support to recover insured and uninsured losses, broker tenders, captive set up and support. Working with specialist engineering firm in insurance and adjusting sectors


Chris has played a vital part in the development and settlement of several major insurance claims during the construction and commissioning phase of a $2bn power plant project, for which we were the EPC contractor. The claims arose from various technical issues: Chris provided clear and precise guidance on how best to formulate the claims in the context of the policy, together with the presentation format most likely to meet the expectations of the loss adjusters. Crucially, Chris’ long experience with the complete range of stakeholders in the insurance industry aided us in creating and implementing a pragmatic and effective strategy, and in deploying tactics to reach settlement.

Most importantly when we were working on a relatively-remote site, Chris was always contactable, prompt and precise in communication, and ready to mobilise for meetings on site or with the insurance parties.

Without hesitation I would turn to him again for advice and guidance as an expert in his field and someone to be trusted to perform with complete professionalism.

Peter Corless BSc PGDip Arbitration PGDip International Commercial Law FRICS ACIArb
Commercial Manager Daewoo E&C Co. Ltd.


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