AXIS Insurance has hired Anna Woolley as a senior underwriter in its international construction team.
Woolley has 13 years of insurance experience, with 12 years spent in the construction market. She joins AXIS from GCube where she was also a senior underwriter. She has also held senior roles at both CNA Hardy and Zurich Insurance, handling international construction business with an EAR focus in the oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, power and process industries.
She began her career as an actuarial analyst, before starting in the construction sector as an underwriter for Starr Companies.
At AXIS Woolley is responsible for writing new business and portfolio management on erection all risk (EAR), including industrial construction and petrochemical buildings. She is based in London and reports to Steve Cross, head of construction at AXIS Insurance.
Cross said AXIS was strengthening the team in response to firming in the construction market and the increasing complexity of risks. “[Woolley’s] extensive experience in the construction market, paired with her outstanding engineering training, will enable us to expand our underwriting bandwidth in the areas of infrastructure and industrial risks,” he said.
AXIS insurance, Anna Woolley, Steve Cross, Construction