AXA XL promotes David Hughes to Head of Hull UK and Lloyd's


AXA XL has promoted David Hughes to Head of Hull, UK & Lloyd’s market, effective as of 1 July 2021. 

In his new role, Mr. Hughes will be responsible for leading AXA XL’s hull business for the UK & Lloyd’s region and driving the strategic, profitable development of this book of business. 

Mr. Hughes has enjoyed a 25-year career in the insurance industry, having joined Sedgwick (now Marsh Ltd.) as a Graduate Trainee in 1996. He went on to join AXA XL (then Catlin) as an Assistant Underwriter in 2003, where he has since spent the past 18 years. In 2006, he was promoted to Class underwriter and moved to Hong Kong to help set up the newly created Hong Kong office, before later moving to Singapore to become Regional Product Group Leader - Head of Marine, Asia Pacific in 2009. In 2013, Mr. Hughes moved back to London to take up the role of Senior Class Underwriter – Hull and War, a role that was expanded to include Marine Portfolio Manager in 2015.

Commenting on the appointment, Sundeep Khera, Head of Marine, UK & Lloyd’s market and Global Head of Hull, 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 & Lloyd’s region and support our clients in managing the risks they face today and in the future.”

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