At the end of the 1950's, three senior Average Adjusters, Dr. Pierre Lureau of Bordeaux, Prof. Henri Schadee of Rotterdam, and Dr. Henri Voet, O.B.E. of Antwerp took the initiative of proposing to fellow average adjusters in other European states the setting up of an international body to promote the interests of the profession, and encourage co-operation between its members.
An inaugural meeting in Antwerp session took place in April 1961.
It was attended by Average Adjusters from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, who became Founder Members. Dr. Henry Voet was elected President.
During the years several average adjusters from other countries became members of the Association.
In 2007 the Association opened itself to worldwide membership and was named the Association Mondiale de Dispacheurs / International Association of Average Adjusters. It now numbers members in Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China (including Hong Kong), Cyprus, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA.
In 2014 the Association became an Affiliate Member of the International Union of Marine Insurance and of the International Salvage Union. Consultative Membership of the Comité Maritime International followed in 2017.
A full list of past Presidents and General Assemblies can be found here.
Click here to find the folder containing the Association's Statutes.