Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has appointed Nigel Taylor as head of Claims for the Asia Pacific region.

Taylor will be based in Hong Kong reporting directly to Colm Singleton, senior vice president, chief claims officer for Bermuda & International and William Cotter, managing director for the Asia Pacific region.

In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for the planning and direction of the claims operation for Allied World Asia, ensuring the delivery of a responsive and client-focused service for clients throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining Allied World Asia, Taylor worked for Munich Re Hong Kong as deputy head of claims for the Greater China region, responsible for casualty and marine claims.

Prior to Munich Re Hong Kong, he was with the corporation of Lloyd’s in a market supervision and corporate governance role, working in partnership with the Lloyd’s syndicates to ensure effective claims management.

Taylor began working in insurance in 2002 as an in-house legal advisor to Euler Hermes. Subsequently he joined Hiscox as a claims adjuster, working with various lines of business including, professional & financial lines, general casualty, construction surety bonds, marine & energy liability, aerospace, terrorism and political risks.