AXA XL strengthens Energy team with three hires


AXA XL has announced (4 May 2023) the following hires in its Energy team, further bolstering its offering in the UK & Lloyd’s Business Unit:

  • Josephine Stroud – Senior Underwriter, Energy Liability, UK & Lloyd’s
  • Daniella Simmons – Underwriter, Downstream, Power and Renewables, UK & Lloyd’s
  • Lulu Knott – Underwriting Assistant, Energy Liability and Downstream Energy, UK & Lloyd’s

Ms. Stroud will apply her deep knowledge of the energy market to assist in the development and execution of the portfolio’s underwriting strategy.  Most recently, she held the position of Executive Director – Head of Energy Liability at Willis Towers Watson.

Ms. Simmons will play a key role in supporting clients through the energy transition, working on both downstream, power and renewables business. She joins from Chubb Global Markets where she was most recently a Downstream Energy Assistant Underwriter.

Ms. Knott is new to the energy insurance industry and will support the Downstream and Liability teams with the delivery of their ambitions for the Business Unit.

Nicola Harris, Head of Energy, UK & Lloyd’s, said: “Energy remains a strategic part of AXA XL’s portfolio, and as a long-established leader and trusted partner in this market, we’re committed to supporting our clients as they navigate the challenges of the energy transition.

“Further, I’m delighted to welcome three new women to our team, which echoes our commitment to increasing representation of women across the business. These new hires allow us to continue to offer an exceptional service, coupled with market-leading expertise, as we help our clients to explore solutions for current and future risks.”

Authored by AXA XL


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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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