AXIS Capital Names O’Sullivan as CEO of AXIS Specialty Europe and AXIS Re

September 20, 2018

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced the appointment of Helen O’Sullivan as CEO of AXIS Specialty Europe SE and AXIS Re SE. In this role, she will oversee the company’s Irish subsidiaries and their branches.

O’Sullivan also will join the board of directors of AXIS Capital’s Irish subsidiaries as an executive director.

Most recently, O’Sullivan was deputy global tax director at AXIS where she helped the company build and execute its finance, compliance and international tax strategy. Prior to joining AXIS, O’Sullivan held positions at Bank of Ireland and Chapman Flood Mazars Chartered Accountants.

O’Sullivan is chair of the Insurance Working Group of the IFS 2020 (Vision for 2020 International Financial Services in Ireland) and past president of the Irish Taxation Institute.

O’Sullivan will continue to be based in Dublin, and provide support and advice on tax matters. She succeeds Tim Hennessy who earlier this year was named chief financial officer of the International Division for AXIS Insurance. Hennessy remains a director of AXIS Specialty Europe SE and AXIS Re SE.

“Helen brings extensive experience leading international initiatives in highly regulated industries such as insurance and banking,” said Matthew Fosh, chairman, AXIS Europe. “She has been with AXIS more than 10 years, and also brings a deep understanding of our organization and operations.”

Source: AXIS Capital Holdings

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