About Me

Prof. Allan Manning

Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Fellow Certified Practising Accountant
  • Fellow Aust. & NZ Institute of Insurance & Finance (Honorary Member)
  • Fellow Chartered Insurance Institute (UK)
  • Fellow International Institute of Claims Preparers
  • Fellow Chartered Loss Adjuster
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (UK)
  • Chartered Insurance Practitioner (UK)
  • FUEDI European Loss Adjusting Expert

Professional Experience

After 11 years’ experience with General Accident Insurance, Allan joined Robins MBS Loss Adjusters in 1981. In 1987, he transferred to Papua New Guinea, as Managing Director. During this time, Allan handled one of Australia’s largest claims, which surrounded the closure of the Bougainville Copper Ltd mine. The claim had a reserve of US$1,000 million. Allan returned to Australia in 1990 and, in 1991, was appointed Regional Leader for the Southern Region and was also appointed to head up GAB Robins’ loss adjusters national large loss claims team.

At the start of 1999, Allan founded the LMI Group, a firm dedicated to providing a high level of customer service and technical expertise in pre and post-loss insurance services. Pre-loss work is offered by the Risk Management International division, while post-loss matters are managed by Loss Management International Pty Ltd. Allan is an industry innovator with his most recent brainchild being LMI PolicyComparison.com, a web-based training and comparative tool for the insurance industry; LMI BIcalculator.com a website designed to assist calculate adequate cover for business interruption insurance, LMI RiskCoach a guide to risk and insurance by industry, LMI PolicyCoach, an expert system for ISR insurance; and the Business Continuity Management System, ContinuityCoach.com. He was also the first in Australasia to bring iPhone, iPad and smart phone apps to the general insurance industry under insurance calculator and building cost calculator (Australia only).

Allan has managed large and complex losses involving major property, business interruption including advanced consequential loss, fidelity, construction and liability throughout Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Assignments have been completed for many multi-national companies, such as ACI, Amcor, Nestle, Mitsubishi, PaperlinX, Spotless and Toyota, as well as government organisations and small to medium-sized businesses. He particularly enjoys the challenge of assisting companies to return to normal trading after a major crisis. His interest in the survival of a business following an insured loss prompted him to complete a Doctoral thesis, following 6 years of extensive research.

Since 1983, Allan has acted as an expert witness, primarily handling quantum and policy response issues. Since 1999, Allan has been engaged to carry out risk analysis and the review of insurance programs for businesses, including multi-nationals. His lifetime of experience in managing major losses proves invaluable in this area. This has more recently extended to drafting wordings and it is estimated that over 30% of all businesses in Australia are insured under a policy either drafted or reviewed by Dr Manning.

Allan has lectured at Victoria, RMIT and Melbourne Universities on a range of insurance subjects, and has delivered over 1,100 seminars on various topics including risk management, ISR policies, and business interruption. He holds the post of Adjunct Professor at Victoria University in the faculty of Business and Law and is the Course Director in the Master of Insurance Law and Practice program. He is the author of nine books on insurance, including Business Interruption Insurance & Claims: A Practical Guide and the 3-volume set, Understanding the ISR Policy. Professor Manning also sits on the ANZIIF Insurance Broking Facility Advisory Board and on the Insurance Research Reference Group of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.

In 2016, Allan was rated one of the top 20 most influential leaders in the Australian insurance industry for the sixth year running.

Allan was also honoured in 2012 being voted as the winner of the Life Time Achievement Award at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. He was also nominated for the Australian of the Year Award in 2012.

Media Experience: Television, Radio, Newspapers, and Magazines.

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