AXA XL promotes excess casualty executives


AXA XL has announced two senior promotions within its excess casualty insurance business.

Vivienne Moniz and Elaine Scully have been appointed as head of excess casualty, Bermuda and head of excess casualty, Dublin, respectively. The appointments are effective immediately.

According to the company their responsibilities will include driving strategic growth and operational objectives within their regions and ensuring the highest degree of underwriting standards and profitability while maintaining superior broker and client satisfaction.

Moniz, who will report to XL Bermuda chief executive officer, Insurance Patrick Tannock, has more than 15 years of industry experience. She has held progressively senior roles within the company including most recently head of healthcare, Bermuda.

Scully, who will report to AXA XL Insurance president, global excess casualty Donnacha Smyth, has more than 11 years of industry experience. Prior to her new role she was senior underwriter, vice president on the excess casualty team in Dublin.

Commenting on the promotions, Smyth said: “The fact that Elaine and Vivienne are willing and able to step into these leadership positions underscores AXA XL’s bench strength. Both are highly respected within the organization and their respective markets for their technical expertise, market knowledge and professional, collaborative and conscientious approach to business. I look forward to working more closely with them in their new roles.”

Tannock added: “Given the exponential rate of change, the ever-evolving complexity of risk and the constant challenges facing the insurance industry, it is imperative that every opportunity is made to identify, attract and retain the best talent. That’s why we’re proud and fortunate to have individuals of Vivienne and Elaine’s calibre taking on increasing leadership roles. Considering their track record of success, we are confident that they will continue to lead by example in demonstrating the value of being user friendly, solution-oriented and friction free.”


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