3 August 2015News

XL Catlin exec joins Argo

Bermuda-based Argo has hired an XL Catlin executive as global head of professional lines.

Steve McGill, formerly XL Catlin’s global product leader specifically for D&O and financial institutions business, joins the company in the newly created role.

He will lead Argo’s professional lines business globally, leveraging the collective expertise and capacity across Argo’s entities in the US, London, Bermuda, Europe, Brazil and the Middle East to grow the business profitably.

McGill has also held the position of chief underwriting officer Europe and Asia-Pacific with XL Capital.

Axel Schmidt, group chief underwriting officer, said: “I am very pleased that we were able to attract someone with Steve’s exceptional experience and expertise in the professional lines sector to join Argo Group and the global underwriting management team.

“I am looking forward to working with him and developing a global approach that will expand and strengthen our professional lines business. We have a clear strategy to evolve and enhance our underwriting across Argo that will also enable profitable growth. Steve’s appointment to lead our new global professional lines segment is a key milestone which takes us a step closer to that goal.”