The seasoned reinsurance professional joins from SiriusPoint where he was global head of Casualty

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

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

Sawyer has 35 years of industry experience across broking, underwriting and claims handling and a proven track record in the US Casualty space.

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.”

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 RK Carvill & Co, before joining XL Catlin as head of US Casualty Treaty, London in 2006. 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.