5 September 2017Insurance

Zurich UK captive leader moves to XL Catlin for a key role

Owen Williams, Zurich Insurance's head of captive services in the UK, has joined XL Catlin as the manager of its newly-established captive centre of excellence.

In his new role, based in London, Williams will work with underwriters and XL Catlin's captive clients globally. He will report to head of captive programmes Matt Latham.

Williams spent the last 11 years at Zurich Insurance. Prior to that, he held a number of underwriting positions at RSA Insurance.

Latham commented: "We have grown our captive business significantly over the past three years; establishing our Centre of Excellence allows us to continue to deliver outstanding service for existing clients while growing our portfolio. Owen's stellar market experience ideally positions him to lead our Centre of Excellence and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.

"In recent years there has been a steady trend for clients to expand the range of coverages written in their captives beyond standard property and casualty risks, to include emerging risks such as cyber or non-damage business interruption. Strengthening our team and offering allows us to support these clients as they move forward.”

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