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AXA XL promotes trio in its UK Client & Distribution team

September 16, 2019

Global (re)insurer AXA XL has made a trio of promotions in its UK Client and Distribution team, based in London. Allan Murley is appointed to head of broker management, Tim Smith to head of client management and Christine Cook to head of portfolio solutions, effective immediately.

All three of the new appointments will be based in London and report to Louise Piper, head of UK client & distribution. 

Murley will be responsible for leading the UK Broker team and working with regional underwriting teams to profitably grow the UK book of business. 

He joined XL Group in 2014 as a client & distribution leader and has previously worked for Zurich and HSB Engineering.

Smith will have responsibility for leading the UK client team and working with underwriting teams to profitably grow the UK book of business.

Smith brings 3 decades of experience in insurance and joined AXA XL in 2018 as a senior casualty underwriter. He previously worked at Willis, Independent Insurance, QBE and Zurich.

Additionally, Cook will have responsibility for coordinating and developing Portfolio Solutions, supporting the head of client and distribution and the global head of portfolio solutions in the UK.

Cook previously worked for Catlin as an underwriting assistant in the Marine team. She started her most recent role as a senior class underwriter, portfolio deals in 2016.

Piper commented: “I am delighted that Allan, Tim and Christine have been appointed in their new roles. As we move forward as one AXA XL, they will play an essential role in delivering our strategy for UK clients and brokers and providing them with access to the broader capabilities of the AXA Group.

Pleasingly, these promotions also are a testament to the talent we already have in place in the UK Client & Distribution team and across the wider company.”