XL Catlin appoints Canadian property head


XL Catlin has appointed Ian Rutherford to head its Canadian property business.

He now manages XL Catlin's property underwriting operations in Vancouver, where he is based, as well as Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

Rutherford joined Catlin Canada in 2010 to open its British Columbia branch. Prior to this, he spent more than twenty years at GCAN Insurance Company, formerly Gerling Canada Insurance Company, where he held a number of roles including vice president and regional manager for GCAN's British Columbia regional operation.

Michele Sansone, head of XL Catlin's North America property unit, said: "Given Ian's decades of experience in the Canadian P&C marketplace, plus his familiarity with XL Catlin's expanded capacity and underwriting capabilities, there is no one better suited to continue building out and growing our Canadian operation.

“In his new role, Ian will help our clients in Canada design the right property insurance protection for their industrial and commercial properties, while making sure they take full advantage of our property risk engineering expertise to help them prevent property losses."

Nick Greggains, XL Catlin's Canadian country manager, added: "From mining to manufacturing, from forestry to retail, many Canadian businesses manage some very large complex property risks. Ian's cross-industry experience and underwriting skill, especially for high risk properties, will prove valuable in their efforts."

XL Catlin, Canada, North America, Ireland, Property and Casualty, Appointment, Ian Rutherford, Insurance

Intelligent Insurer