Energy remains a focal point for XL Catlin, says global head of energy Huw Jones

XL Catlin today announced the appointment of Nicola Harris to its insurance operation as head of energy, EMEA.

Harris, who is based in Dubai, will lead a team of underwriters based in Dubai, Amsterdam, Paris and Madrid.

Harris comes to the table with an extensive career, having held posts in power and energy at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Marsh.

XL Catlin global head of energy Huw Jones said: “I am delighted to welcome Nicola to XL Catlin, who brings with her 20 years’ experience in the Energy insurance sector, both on the broking and underwriting side.”

He added: “Having worked in the UK, in Africa and in the Middle East, her knowledge of the challenges our clients are facing is extensive. She is the right person to lead our EMEA team.”

The appointment comes on the heels of XL Group being acquired by AXA. The deal is expected to reach complexion in H2 of 2018.