Wayne Kilpatrick joins QuestGates agricultural team

9 December 2020: In response to a number of significant business wins by its agricultural division, specialist loss adjuster QuestGates has boosted the specialist experience already in the team with the appointment of Wayne Kilpatrick as senior agriculture loss adjuster.

Wayne is a chartered adjuster who has worked in the agricultural claims market for over a decade and has built up significant expertise in that time. He joins QuestGates from Sedgwick where he was principal specialist (agricultural and forestry) and prior to that spent nine years as a senior adjuster and regional manager at Agrical.

“Wayne is a well-known and highly regarded loss adjuster in the agricultural marketplace and we are delighted to welcome him to our growing team,” says Frank McGaffney, Head of Agriculture and Forestry at QuestGates.

“This is a truly specialist area of claims where having in-depth knowledge of farming and the nuances of this sector is absolutely essential. It is vitally important that an adjuster has an understanding of what it takes to run a farm and what it’s like living in a rural community. Policyholders need to know that the person dealing with their claim appreciates their particular needs and challenges. We consider this an essential quality when it comes to hiring the right people for our agricultural team, and Wayne has that in spades.”

The QuestGates agricultural and forestry claims service manages a wide range of agricultural and rural business losses including farms, small holdings, landed estates and renewable energy. The team also has experience in fish farms and aquaculture, fish stock losses and specialism in forestry and growing timber claims.

Divisional Director – Specialist Services, Glen Donaldson, adds: “We’ve invested significant effort in recruiting the right people with the right skills over the past few years and I’m delighted that Wayne has joined our team.  We’re also committed to training the next generation of agricultural adjusters and I’m hopeful that we’ll have our first graduate trainee joining next spring.  The agricultural community are likely to face increasing challenges from climate change and Brexit together with opportunities around innovation and diversification.  Insurance is going to have an increasingly important role to play in helping them to manage this risk, so we want to ensure we have an experienced agricultural team able to support them over the years ahead.”