3 November 2020Life

AXIS Insurance strengthens its US renewable energy business with three new underwriters

AXIS Insurance has appointed Kristopher Williams and Melissa Marsh as renewable energy underwriters, while Kevin Motta has also joined as an assistant renewable energy underwriter.

Williams was a property underwriter at Travelers, focused on US renewable energy projects, while Marsh joins the renewable energy team from AXIS’ North American property facilities unit. Motta joins AXIS from Aspen, where he was an environmental liability underwriter.

Williams is based in Kansas City, while Marsh is in Chicago. Motta is based in New York.

All three focus on underwriting renewable energy risk across wind energy, solar energy and battery storage, including package policies providing property, general liability and umbrella coverage that spans construction and operations of projects.

The three report to Sam Walsh, head of US renewable energy at AXIS Insurance.

Walsh said: “The US renewable energy market is experiencing exceptional growth, with considerable financial investment and project development underway. The addition of these three underwriters will enable us to further advance the expertise and service we deliver to our brokers in this fast-growing market.”