Insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Julian Brown Vice President and Underwriter in its insurance unit, tasked with driving growth and product development at the firm’s London market Managing General Agency (MGA) unit.
Brown has over 20 years’ experience in the re/insurance industry joins AXIS from Beazley, where he was International Focus Group Leader, leading teams in London, France and Singapore. Prior to that, he worked for broker SBJ International, where he specialised in international professional lines business.
In the role at AXIS, where he will focus on professional lines in the MGA business, he will work alongside Paul Cullum, Senior Vice President, London MGA, and his team of underwriters, who currently operate in the property and liability market in London.
“Julian’s appointment immediately helps AXIS Insurance to further enhance the service offerings we provide to our brokers and coverholders,” Cullum said. “Given our team’s momentum in building our London MGA portfolio, and our recent expansion into liability, this is a natural progression that will help AXIS maintain and grow a profitable and diversified book of business.”
“AXIS Insurance has expanded and enhanced its London MGA and coverholder business in recent years, focused principally on property and liability classes,” added Dax Gulmohamed, Executive Vice President and Head of International Professional Lines and London MGA at AXIS. “Julian brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in professional lines, and will provide AXIS the opportunity to offer new products and solutions in the market. Working with our existing highly experienced team, Julian’s appointment will allow us to further accelerate the growth of a high-quality portfolio of business.”