AXIS Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has hired former Lockton Senior Vice President (SVP), Max Perkins, as Head of Strategy and Innovation for the firm’s Global Cyber and Technology unit, effective immediately.
In this newly created role, Perkins will be based in the U.S. and reports to Dan Trueman, Global Head of Cyber and Technology at AXIS Insurance.
He will be tasked with supporting the company’s efforts at maintaining a position as a thought leader in cyber and technology underwriting and risk transfer. Additionally, he is responsible for ensuring AXIS continues to develop innovative and effect ways of leading the understanding of the growing cyber risk and cyber insurance market.
The company says that Perkins will provide a focal point and experienced insight for innovation opportunities and also future product development, while working to further develop the firm’s award-winning cyber insurance training services.
Perkins brings almost 15 years of insurance industry experience to the role, most recently serving as SVP at Lockton Companies, where he focused on risk transfer and placement strategy for numerous clients in cyber, technology, E&O, media, and also miscellaneous professional liability. Prior to Lockton, he has held positions with AIG, Beazley, and Chubb.
“We’re deeply committed to continuous innovation and product refinement in the area of cyber insurance, where we are a top global insurer. As strategy and innovation lead for our Global Cyber and Technology unit, Max will be critical to us achieving our goals in this regard, and we welcome him to our team,” said Trueman.