XL Catlin strengthens Canada team


Bermuda-based re/insurer XL Catlin has made two new appointments to its Canadian environmental insurance team.

Marc Estrada is now team lead, with Brian Hughes as assistant vice president, underwriting. Both will be based in Toronto, and report to Joseph Madigan, environmental regional manager for Canada.

"We are very excited to have Marc and Brian join our team in Canada," Matt O’Malley, president of North America environmental insurance, commented. "While other insurers have shied away from the pollution insurance market, we’re reinforcing our resources and talent to meet our clients’ environmental risk management needs and keep us on our path of profitable growth.

"Attracting industry talent like Marc and Brian has been, and will continue to be, a key driver of our 30 plus years of environmental insurance market success."

Estrada joins XL from AIG where he focused on underwriting contractors pollution liability and combined general liability and pollution liability risks. Prior to AIG, he spent six years at Hub International HKMB brokering multiple lines of coverage including environmental, construction and D&O.

Hughes joins from Zurich where he spent 16 years underwriting environmental coverages, including contractors pollution and professional liability and fixed site pollution liability.

Nick Greggains, CEO and country manager for XL Catlin, Canada added: "Increasingly, our clients and their brokers are looking for new, innovative solutions for evolving exposures. Effective environmental risk management takes considerable knowledge and technical skill, Marc and Brian add a wealth of experience that I am certain will strengthen our existing relationships and expand our reach in the market."

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