Chris Aplin M.Inst.A.E.A., MFIEA, MIMI, AAE, MITRE, MSOE

Chris started his career at the age of 15 as an apprentice panel beater/vehicle refinisher with Autocraft in Telford. After completing his apprenticeship in 1998 and gaining more experience, he then moved in to vehicle estimating and became the lead estimator at Blackham Accident Repair Centre in Telford.

Chris held several manager roles at independent and dealership garages, before moving to Sidney H Hooper in 2008 to become an independent motor engineer.

At Sidney H Hooper, Chris studied towards his Institute exams and finally pass the practical exam to gain corporate membership in 2012 and has been a member ever since.

In 2015 Chris joined Liverpool Victoria as a regional motor engineer and has since help setup the vehicle interrogation system that the field engineers currently used to date.

In 2012 and 2018 Chris was lucky enough to win the prestigious VDA Award at the bodyshop Awards in Birmingham.

Phil Briggs M.Inst.A.E.A, MFIEA

Jamie Dangerfield M.Inst.A.E.A. MFIEA,CAE, AAE, MIMI, AMIRTE, LCGI, ACMI Cert CII

My first assessing role was at Royal Portbury Docks - assessing marine transit damage for Malcolm Sheppard and Co. and 7 years later a position became available at a local Independent Assessor company. After 12 months learning aspects of the Independent Engineer role, an insurance company staff position came up and - that is where my first association came with the IAEA.

I enjoy adding value to the Institute now and in the future. I currently sit on the Education Committee

Philip Roath LLB (Hons) DipCII Engtech, M.Inst.A.E.A, MFIEA, MIMI, MSOE, MIRTE

Philip Roath served his time as a motorcycle mechanic before moving onto an apprenticeship in painting and body repairs at PMG Panelcraft in Lancaster. Throughout the 1990's he subsequently worked through each area of the family motor repair business. During this period he was a successful competitor in both road and stage rallies whilst writing for the club newsletter.

Through an estimator's role at the local Ford dealership he then moved into the role of motor engineer for RSA in 2003, passing the IAEA written and practical exams in 2006.

Currently a motor engineer at AXA Insurance, he is a bachelor of laws with first degree honours, and holds a diploma in insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute. He serves on council for the Bolton region of the CII and was elected 2018 Chairman of the IAEA NW region.

Chris Robins M.Inst.A.E.A, MFIEA, AMIMI, CAE

PR Officer

Darren Bernie MBA, M.Inst.A.E.A, MIMI, MFIEA