AXA XL appoints Adrian Burgess as Senior underwriter, Construction, Insurance, UK & Lloyd’s


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AXA XL Insurance has appointed Adrian Burgess as Senior Underwriter, Construction, UK & Lloyd’s, effective immediately.

In his new role, Mr. Burgess will be responsible for developing and managing underwriting strategies for both renewal and new business within AXA XL’s Construction book of business in the UK. He will also work closely with AXA XL’s team of risk engineers in supporting clients as they navigate the challenges and opportunities currently in the market.

Commenting on the appointment, Al Baker, Head of Construction, UK & Lloyd's, at AXA XL said: "There's huge opportunity for the UK construction sector as it recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and advances towards a more sustainable future. But while there’s an increase in the volume of building projects, the industry faces challenges from supply chain issues and high prices of building materials.

“Having the right talent in place is key as we look to support our clients in addressing these challenges and profitably grow our UK Construction business.

“I’m very happy to welcome Adrian to the team. He has more than 30 years’ experience in engineering and construction underwriting, making him an ideal candidate to further strengthen our team and help our Construction clients to better understand and respond to the evolving risk environment.

Mr. Burgess began his career at Eagle Star/Zurich Insurance in 1988, remaining with the company for 10 years, in which time he progressed into a variety of underwriting positions. Between and 1999 and 2021, he spent time at the likes of Allianz Cornhill, Royal & Sun Alliance and MS Amlin, before joining Ensurance UK, where he most recently held the position of Senior Underwriter.


About AXA XL

AXA XL is the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA which provides property, casualty, professional and speciality products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises, here in the UK and throughout the world. With underwriting teams based in the US, UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, we can make decisions close to the markets you serve and work with you to tailor cover to your business needs.

We help businesses adapt and thrive amidst change. Rather than just paying covered claims when things go wrong, we go beyond protection into prevention so your business can go beyond the unexpected.

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