AXA XL appoints Ian Sawyer as London Head of US Casualty, Reinsurance


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Ian Sawyer has joined AXA XL as it’s London Head of US Casualty, Reinsurance.

In his new role, Mr. Sawyer, who is based in London, will be responsible for leading AXA XL’s Global Markets US Casualty team in the UK, driving its strategic, profitable development.

Mr. Sawyer is a seasoned reinsurance executive with 35 years of industry experience across broking, underwriting and claims handling and a proven track record in the US Casualty space.

Commenting on the appointment, Marcus Gonzales, Head of London Reinsurance said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ian back to the business. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience built over a long career in long-tail reinsurance.

“Ian’s experience and market profile will help us to continue to serve our clients and London brokers while enhancing our reinsurance business.”

Mr. Sawyer began his career in US Casualty claims at BMS in 1987, before moving on to the underwriting side at the Odyssey Re Group in 1991 underwriting US Casualty treaty business, where he remained for 10 years. In 2001, he joined R K Carvill & Co., before joining XL Catlin as Head of US Casualty Treaty, London in 2006. Mr. Sawyer remained in this role until 2018, when he left to join SiriusPoint where he became Global Head of Casualty, before returning to AXA XL to take on his current role.


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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