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Axa XL names Curran CUO of London market wholesale

October 15, 2018

Axa XL has appointed Dan Curran as chief underwriting officer (CUO) of its London market wholesale business.

Curran succeeds Paul Greensmith, who was recently named UK CEO for Catlin Underwriting Agencies and XL Catlin Insurance Company and appointed as regional leader for the UK to help shape the new division as part of the Axa and XL integration project.

In his new role, Curran will be responsible for Axa XL’s P&C London wholesale business. He began his career at legacy Catlin nearly two decades ago and has held a number of senior underwriting roles since then. 

In 2012, he was appointed head of casualty at Catlin before being assigned responsibility for the UK and Ireland casualty portfolios, including general liability, US healthcare, employers’ liability and motor liability, three years later.

Following the re-organisation of XL Catlin’s target operating model in October 2016, Curran assumed responsibility of the casualty wholesale portfolio.

Neil Robertson, CEO of global specialty at Axa XL commented:“I am extremely pleased that Dan has assumed responsibility for our London-based property & casualty wholesale business, which is a considerable and important part of our operations at Lloyd’s.

“He started his career some 20 years ago as an underwriting assistant on the healthcare professional liability account at Catlin, and today his extensive knowledge and expertise positions him ideally to lead this part of our business.”