XL Catlin has hired James Tuplin to lead its cyber team. It has been reported that Tuplin will officially become head of cyber and technology, media and telecoms for XL Catlin, starting in his new role in March. Tuplin was previously a cyber portfolio manager at QBE Europe having joined the company in 2014 as portfolio manager for technology, media and telecoms. Tuplin previously served at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Zurich Global Corporate. Tuplin joins XL Catlin at a time when many of its team has parted the company in an industry that has seen a number of new hires over recent years. Brokers, carriers and managing general agents have kept an eye open for skilled cyber professionals in a bid to grow and expand their lines of business.