The Committee consists of the President, Deputy President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Examinations Committee Chairman and the three Vice Presidents. The Executive Director chairs the Executive Committee.

The CILA Council is the governing body of the Institute and is comprised of Chartered Loss Adjusters. Council members are elected to represent one or more of the following:

  • a particular aspect of claims handling (i.e. a CILA Special Interest Group)
  • an activity of the Institute (e.g. examinations)
  • the interests of members in a geographical location (i.e. a UK and Ireland area)

Council members may also be elected as an independent representative.

Executive Committee & Council

Council and Officers for the year 2020-2021

Executive Committee


Deputy President
Helena Evans ACILA FIFAA

Vice Presidents

  • John Eves BA MBS FCCA FCILA FIFAA Fuedi-Elae
  • Luke Exford MRICS FCILA
  • Graham Smart ACII FCILA


Honorary Secretary
Cathy Scott ACII ACILA

Honorary Treasurer
Marc Sweeney DBA MBA MSc FCII ACILA BSc (Hons)

Examinations Committee Chairman
Julie-anne Headington ACII ACILA FIFAA FMAAT

Executive Director
Malcolm Hyde BSc (Hons) Dip (Fr) FCII FCILA


  • Anti-Fraud SIG - Tim Richardson ACII ACILA ACFS
  • Business Interruption SIG - Steven Nock FCILA
  • Claimant SIG - Angus Tucker FCILA FUEDI ELAE
  • Claims Management SIG - Ross Macpherson ACII FCILA
  • Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG - Adam Humphrey LLB (Hons) MA ACII CIP ACILA
  • High Net Worth & Specie SIG - Helena Evans ACILA
  • International SIG - Niall Metcalfe BA (Hons) ACILA
  • Liability SIG - Douglas Murphy FCII ACILA
  • Property SIG - Michael McLean FCII FCILA
  • Smaller Independent Practices SIG - Roger Topping LLB (Hons) ACII FCILA
  • Subsidence & Surveying SIG - Kevin Terry MCIOB MCABE MaPS MRICS ACILA
  • Future Focus - Ehsan Shaeri MEng CEng MICE ACII ACILA
  • Women in CILA - Kim Alcock LLM ACII FCILA AInstLM
  • Midlands Area - Alan Walker ACII ACILA
  • Northern Ireland Area - Cathy Scott ACII FCILA
  • Republic of Ireland Area - Marc Sweeney DBA MBA MSc FCII ACILA BSc (Hons)
  • Scottish Area - Nick Croan ACII FCILA
  • Independent - Michelle Haynes BSc (Hons) ACII ACILA
  • Education Committee Chairman - Ewart Hodge MSc FCII ACILA CFE

Honorary Solicitor

Tony Dempster (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)

Honorary Auditors

Kingston Smith, 141 Wardour Street, London W1F 0UT