XL Catlin strengthens aviation team

Published Aug 2, 2017 at 8:00 am
(Updated Aug 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm)

  • Four appointments have been made in North America by XL Catlin to boost its aviation insurance team

XL Catlin has made four appointments to its North America Aviation Insurance team.

Three of the appointments have been made in Canada, and one in the US.

David Watts, has been named vice-president, Canadian Aviation Manager, Canada. He joined XL Catlin from Boston Marks London where he served as chief executive officer.

Alex Barker has assumed management responsibility of the aviation team in Calgary reporting to Mr Watts.

While Stephanie Hope, has joined as aviation underwriter in Calgary. She joined from Charles Taylor plc where she most recently served as loss adjuster.

Across the border in the US, Timothy Bartos, has been appointed vice-president senior underwriter, New York. He recently served as New York regional aviation manager at AIG.

Eric Donofrio, head of North America Aviation, said: “We are relentlessly focused on securing the best talent to continue to serve our brokers and clients with innovative products and top level service. Both David and Timothy are experienced underwriters and leaders, an excellent addition to our teams in Canada and the US.”

Nick Greggains, country manager, XL Catlin, Canada said: “Alex’s promotion is in recognition of his hard work and leadership and we are delighted to have Stephanie join our growing team of Canada market experts.

“Our North American Aviation team has exceptional technical knowledge and experience in their relevant fields, and with the addition of David at the helm in Canada we will continue to deliver on our promise and market leading portfolios.”


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