AXA XL appoints Head of Underwriting Management, UK & Lloyd’s


Authored by AXA XL

AXA XL has promoted Olivia Shing to Head of Underwriting Management, UK & Lloyd’s, effective immediately.

In her new role, Ms. Shing will be responsible for supporting AXA XL’s Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), UK & Lloyd’s, in executing the regional underwriting strategy and ensuring continued profitability.

Ms. Shing transfers to London from AXA XL in Singapore to undertake her new role. She’ll lead a team of business managers, linked to each of the region’s underwriting units and be responsible for supporting them in executing their strategy; as well as the Delegated Underwriting Governance Team and the UK & Lloyds Governance & Controls Manager.

Commenting on the appointment, Luis Prato, CUO, UK & Lloyd’s, said: “As we progress on our journey to deliver sustainable profit in the UK, it's critical that we continue to implement consistent underwriting standards, practices and procedures as well as robust governance controls.

“Olivia's extensive industry experience, along with her seven years of working for AXA XL and its previous iterations, will be of great benefit to the UK & Lloyd’s business unit as we continue to deliver on our plan. I’m delighted to welcome Olivia to the team."

Ms. Shing has more than 18 years’ experience in client servicing, distribution and operational roles in the UK and Asia, beginning her career with NFU Mutual in 2002. Most recently, she held the position of Senior Operations Lead, Asia at AXA XL, having been promoted within the business several times since she joined the company (then XL) in 2014. Prior to this, she held positions at Willis and Marsh.


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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