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John O’Brien

John O’Brien

Managing Director, Charles Taylor Adjusting

Telephone +852 3653-5380
Mobile+852 9307-0369

901-902 and 1101
200 Hennessy Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong


CAR, EAR, Energy / Power Industry, Machinery Breakdown, Plant and Equipment, Property, Performance Bonds, Legal Liability, Professional Indemnity, Product Liability, Business Interruption and DSU.

About This Individual
  • During John’s career as a Chartered Civil Engineer he worked for both contractors and consultants on projects in the UK, UAE, Turkey and Hong Kong (including the MTR Island Line). His engineering career spanned 14 years and included work on railways, tunnels, roads, viaducts, a major suspension bridge, foundations, marine and port works, buildings and water treatment plant.
  • John entered the loss adjusting profession in 1987. After working for 4 years in the UK, during which time he became a Fellow of the Insurance and Loss Adjusting Institutes, he joined a loss adjusting firm in Hong Kong, where he worked for 25 years, the last 13 years as the Managing Director for HK and China.
  • During this time John’s responsibilities including heading the Construction and Engineering Department. This department enjoyed excellent support from the market and dealt with thousands of engineering claims, including numerous multi-million dollar losses. They were nominated as the sole adjuster on over 300 projects, including worldscale petrochemical plants, underground railways, power plants (CCGT, Hydro and Nuclear), airports, container ports and buildings.
  • John joined CTA in 2019 as Managing Director of a new non-marine business in Hong Kong, which is an expansion of the existing marine claims services and mutual management businesses. The non-marine business focusses on Construction & Engineering, Plant & Equipment, Power, Machinery Breakdown, Performance Bonds, Complex Property and Casualty losses, Professional Indemnity (Construction), BI and DSU, and is supported by a full team of experienced adjusters.
  • John is an all lines adjuster and in addition to handling many complex construction and engineering losses including DSU, he has handled hundreds of power claims (construction and operation), numerous complex industrial and commercial property losses including BI and multiple product liability claims in Hong Kong, China, Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Outer Mongolia, Guam, Sri Lanka and Nepal

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc
  • CEng
  • MICE
  • FCII