5 December 2022Insurance

AXA XL lifts long-term insider to head of upstream energy for UK & Lloyd’s

Global re/insurer  AXA XL found a new head of upstream energy for UK &  Lloyd’s from amongst the senior underwriters on the team, placing its bet on a long-term riser through the AXA XL ranks.

Laura Casby (Pictured) has been with the business launching her career in 2009 as an Underwriting Assistant at Catlin. She has since risen the underwriting ladder both at XL Catlin and then AXA XL, most as senior underwriter on the team she will now lead.  The upstream energy, UK & Lloyd’s team covers both offshore and onshore energy risks from London.

Nicola Harris, head of energy, UK & Lloyd’s at AXA XL, commented: “Upstream Energy remains a strategic part of AXA XL’s energy portfolio, and as a leader in this market, we’re committed to supporting our clients as they face the huge challenge of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Part of this commitment is having the right talent in place, which is why I’m delighted to welcome Laura into her new role.”

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1 December 2022   The new leader started at XL, then did healthcare stints at Endurance & Integro brokers.
19 December 2022   Prior to Swiss Re, the appointee held executive roles within the AXA group.
9 January 2023   The appointee takes up the role of head of underwriting management for UK & Lloyd’s.