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Chris Ehlers

CPA, Partner
Chris Ehlers
T +61 2 9005 1000 F +61 2 9005 1014 E cehlers@mdd.com V Download vCard

Level 10 Challis House, 4 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Work Experience

Chris joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Houston office in 2004. In 2008, he relocated to Sydney to set up MDD’s Australasia operations. He became a partner in 2015.  Prior to moving to Australia, Chris completed a six-month secondment with Faraday Syndicate 435 at Lloyd’s of London.

Over the course of his career, Chris has specialised in quantifying economic damages related to business interruption, lost profits, products liability & recall, construction defects & claims, fraud & fidelity claims, personal injury, property liability and subrogation.

He also has experience in the catastrophe services area, having managed MDD’s international response to the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, the 2011 Queensland floods and most recently Cyclone Winston.

Chris has worked on assignments across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands as well as Asia, the U.S. and Canada. These assignments have spanned a wide range of industries including mining & refining (coal, gold, silver, copper, zinc and mineral sands) power generation (coal, gas, hydro and green material), oil and gas, chemical production, steel manufacturing, transportation, agriculture (including the dairy and sugar industries), hotel and hospitality, retail and wholesale.

He has presented numerous seminars and workshops. In addition, he moderates the annual Australian Economic Loss Panel Discussion hosted by MDD and leads several of the firm’s training initiatives, including the Sydney Economic Loss Academy.

Chris is the Treasurer of the NSW Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) and serves on both the AILA Young Professional Networking and Education committees.

Chris graduated from the University of Houston with a Master of Business Administration degree. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University.