John Boylan was formerly chief underwriting officer for excess liability insurance

Max Capital has announced the promotion of John Boylan to managing director, chief underwriting officer and executive vice president of Max Insurance Europe.

Boylan joined the Max Capital organisation in 2003 and most recently served as executive vice president and chief underwriting officer for excess liability insurance, at Max Insurance Europe.

Marty Becker, chairman and chief executive officer of Max Capital, said: “We congratulate John on this well-deserved recognition of his many professional accomplishments and his significant value to the Max Capital organisation.”

Before joining that organisation five years ago, Boylan spent 13 years with the XL Group, including as its director of European casualty operations. Prior to his return to Dublin in 2001, Boylan spent five years in London, where he established XL’s reinsurance presence as senior vice president of both XL’s reinsurance and structured risk units. Before joining XL, Boylan was a casualty manager at Bermuda Fire & Marine for three years, and before that was at AIG for eight years in various casualty underwriting roles. Boylan holds a first class honours degree in finance from University College Dublin and is both an associate and a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Max Capital Group, through its operating subsidiaries, provides specialty insurance and reinsurance products to corporations, public entities, property and casualty insurers and life and health insurers.