24 June 2019Life

AXIS Re appoints head of business in Australia

AXIS Re has hired Robert Hands as a strategic account executive and head of Australia for AXIS Re Strategic Partners, a business unit serving clients and brokers. Based in Singapore, Hands is responsible for leading global client relationships for strategic partners in Australia, and overseeing all client management activities.

Hands reports to Ann Haugh, president global markets at AXIS Re, and works closely with the Asia Pacific team, led by Les Loh, president Asia Pacific.

Hands joins from CNA Hardy Asia where he spent three years as CEO and principal officer, with management responsibility for all lines of business. Before that he was at Newline Group, where he spent more than 10 years, including nine years as CEO and principal officer of the company’s Asia operation. He began his career as a financial lines underwriter at Lloyd’s syndicate Talbot.