XL Catlin’s insurance operations has promoted Jason Grant to regional manager, Asia Pacific for International Financial Lines (IFL) effective 1 April.
In his new role, Grant will spearhead the IFL underwriting team in Asia Pacific including; Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Based in Sydney, Grant will focus on building the financial and professional risks portfolio and market presence in the Asia Pacific region.
Grant brings over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry across Asia Pacific, Europe, UK and the US. He joined XL Catlin in Australia in 2015 as Australasia manager for IFL, responsible for driving the financial lines business in Australia as well as building the underwriting infrastructure. Prior to this he worked at the likes of; Liberty International Underwriters, AIG, AMP and Minet Professional Services.
Timothy Powell, chief underwriting officer (CUO) for IFL said: “We’re seeing increasingly litigious landscape and heightened regulatory pressure in the region, and these are impacting how companies conduct their businesses. Given Jason’s extensive experience in both the Australian and overseas markets, I’m confident that he will lead the APAC IFL team to provide innovative solutions and superior service to best meet the ever changing insurance needs of our clients.”
Craig Langham, regional chief executive – Asia Pacific for XL Catlin’s insurance business added: “We’re excited to see Jason step into his new role. His promotion affirms the deep talent pool we have here at XL Catlin and reinforces our commitment to Asia Pacific.”