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XL Catlin adjusts global Life, Accident and Health team

4th April 2018 - Author: Matt Sheehan

XL Catlin has made changes to the global Life, Accident and Health team of its insurance operations with the promotion of several existing members and the appointment of new roles.

XL Catlin logoSimon Hearn has been promoted to Head of Life and Wholesale Accident & Health in the UK, and, in addition to his current role as Global Product Leader for the Life class of business, will become Active Underwriter Life Syndicate 3002.

Hearn has over 28 years’ Underwriting and Client Management experience in the Life and Health sector and will replace Nigel Guillaume-Smith, who is retiring after 39 years as an underwriter, and was most recently leader of the Life, Accident & Health team in the London Market.

Andrew Maynard has also been named as XL Catlin’s new Head of Accident & Health in Asia, and will retain his current position as Global Product Leader for Aviation & Marine Employee Benefits and Mobility Health Segments.

Maynard will apply his 37 years’ experience in Accident & Health distribution and underwriting to his new role, which will see him relocate to Singapore.

Additionally, Paul De Vido and David Robotham have both been promoted to Senior Class Underwriters, Accident & Health for Syndicate 2003, with each bringing over 15 years’ Lloyd’s experience in underwriting direct, facultative, and treaty reinsurance.

Patrick Corbett, Head of Global Life, Accident & Health, commented: “Multinational companies are increasingly aware of the need to protect their people and meet their duty of care in the face of emerging risks and heightened security threats.

“Our commitment to retaining and developing talent will be key as we drive strategic, profitable expansion across our life, accident & health business and continue to provide a superior service to our clients.”

He added: “On behalf of our global Life, Accident and Health team, I’d like to congratulate Nigel on his retirement and thank him for the many contributions he has made to the development of our business at XL Catlin.”

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