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Alan Cleary

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£1,000 - £1,500

Type of Entertainment
Speaker - After Dinner Speaker

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Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies

Alan Cleary is a highly rated comic speaker with impeccable timing.

Born in Liverpool in 1936 Alan Cleary was educated in that city and after military service in Germany, read Modern Languages at The Queens College, Oxford University. After achieving an honours degree, he worked with General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation and Royal Exchange Assurance before joining the adjusting firm of Thomas Howell in 1963. He was deputy chairman and Group Managing Director organisation until his retirement from the adjusting profession in March 1990.

He subsequently became Group Chief Executive of Merrett Holdings Plc and in October 1993 he returned to the adjusting profession as Executive Chairman of Miller Knight.

In August 1997, the UN Secretary general appointed him a Commissioner, with responsibility for settling corporate claims arising out of the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait. This role continued until December 2004. He is also a director of Magian Mutual Insurance Co Ltd.

Alan Cleary is a Freeman of the City of London (from 1981) a past President of the Chartered Insurance Institute  (1986-7), a past President of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (1981-2), a Past Chairman of the Association of Insurance Teachers and a Vice president of the Insurance Institute of London. He is also a Past Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management (1989-91) and was the first Chairman of the Society of Fellows of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

In 2002 he was the winner of the “Insurance Times” Lifetime Achievement Award.

He frequently writes and lectures on insurance claims and risk management topics and is an author, columnist and after dinner speaker in his spare time.

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