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XL Catlin promotes and appoints within global life, accident & health team

April 03, 2018

XL Catlin has announced several promotions and appointments within its global life, accident and health team.

Simon Hearn has been promoted to head of life and wholesale accident & health in the UK. In addition to his current role as global product leader for the life class of business, he has been appointed to active underwriter of Life Syndicate 3002, following approval by the Corporation of Lloyd’s.

Hearn joined XL Catlin in 2009 as a class underwriter and has over 28 years’ experience in underwriting and client management experience in the life and health sector.

In his new role, Hearn will be based in London.

Hearn succeeds Nigel Guillaume-Smith who is retiring after 39 years as an underwriter, most recently as leader of the life, accident & health team in the London Market.

Andrew Maynard has been appointed to the role of head of accident & health (A&H) in Asia, in addition to his current role as global product leader for aviation & marine employee benefits and mobility health segments. Maynard boasts over 37 years of experience in A&H distribution and underwriting. As part of his new role, he will relocate to Singapore at the beginning of April.

Both Paul De Vido and David Robotham have been promoted to senior class underwriters, A&H for Syndicate 2003. They each have over 15 years’ of Lloyd’s experience of underwriting direct, facultative and treaty reinsurance, all of which have been with XL Catlin and predecessor organisations, ensuring continuity to clients, brokers and partners.

Commenting on the promotions, Patrick Corbett, head of global life, accident & health said: “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 continued: “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.”