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Robert Hands named Head of Australia, AXIS Re Strategic Partners

24th June 2019 - Author: Luke Gallin

AXIS Re, the global reinsurance division of Bermudian AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has expanded AXIS Re Strategic Partners with the appointment of Robert Hands as Strategic Account Executive and Head of Australia.

Robert HandsThe appointment of Hands sees the expansion of AXIS Re Strategic Partners and, in his new role, Hands will be responsible for leading global client relationships for Strategic Partners headquartered in Australia, alongside the oversight of all client management activities.

Based in the firm’s Singapore office, Hands will report directly to Ann Haugh, President of Global Markets at AXIS Re. Hands will also work closely with the reinsurer’s Asia Pacific team, which is led by Les Loh, President of Asia Pacific.

He joins AXIS Re after three years as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Principal Officer of CNA Hardy Asia. Before this, Hands worked at Newline Group for more than ten years, having started his career as a financial lines underwriter at Lloyd’s of London Syndicate, Talbot.

AXIS Re notes that the appointment of Hands further expands its commitment to the Asia Pacific marketplace, and to growing its business in the region.

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