21 February 2017Insurance

AXIS poaches Beazley exec to lead London MGA growth

AXIS Insurance has appointed Julian Brown as vice president and underwriter, with the responsibility of leading growth initiatives and product development for the company's London Market managing general agency (MGA) unit.

Brown joins AXIS from specialist insurer Beazley, where he was international focus group leader, with responsibility for teams in London, France and Singapore. Prior to that, he worked for broker SBJ International, where he specialised in international professional lines business.

In his new role, Brown will work alongside senior vice president of London MGA Paul Cullum and his team of underwriters, who currently operate in the property and liability market in London.

"Julian's appointment immediately helps AXIS Insurance to further enhance the service offerings we provide to our brokers and coverholders," said Cullum. "Given our team's momentum in building our London MGA portfolio, and our recent expansion into liability, this is a natural progression that will help AXIS maintain and grow a profitable and diversified book of business."

Dax Gulmohamed, executive vice president and head of international professional lines and London MGA at AXIS, added: "AXIS Insurance has expanded and enhanced its London MGA and coverholder business in recent years, focused principally on property and liability classes.

"Julian brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in professional lines, and will provide AXIS the opportunity to offer new products and solutions in the market. Working with our existing highly experienced team, Julian's appointment will allow us to further accelerate the growth of a high-quality portfolio of business."

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