AXA XL has promoted David Hughes to head of hull for the UK and Lloyd’s market.
Mr Hughes joined AXA XL, then Catlin, as an assistant underwriter in 2003. He has worked for the firm since and was named senior class underwriter of hull and war in 2013, with the role expanding to marine portfolio manager in 2015.
Sundeep Khera, head of marine, UK and Lloyd’s market and global head of hull at AXA XL, said: “I’m delighted that David will be taking on responsibility for our London-based hull business. David has been with AXA XL since 2003, working in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, which has enabled him to hone his expertise and build up a strong reputation within the global marine insurance market.
“David has been a valued member of the senior marine management team for several years. He has shown great leadership skills in his former roles and has exactly the right experience to steer the strategy of our hull business in the UK and Lloyd’s region, and support our clients in managing the risks they face today and in the future,” he added.