AXIS Re Taps Thomas Miller’s Haugh as President, Global Mkts; Smart to Head Specialty Re

October 15, 2018

AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., announced the appointment of Ann Haugh as president of its Global Markets division.

In this role, Haugh will oversee AXIS Re Strategic Partners, global Specialty Re and AXIS Re’s international business platform in the Lloyd’s market. Haugh will be a member of the reinsurance leadership team and will report to AXIS Re CEO Steve Arora. She will be based in London.

Haugh joins AXIS Re from the international insurance services firm Thomas Miller, where she served as group chief operating officer and a member of the Thomas Miller Holdings Board. Prior to Thomas Miller, Haugh spent three years at Aspen Insurance Group, where she held a number of senior underwriting and operations leadership positions, including president, International Insurance; global chief operating officer and chief underwriting officer.

Previously, she spent six years at Zurich Insurance, where she was most recently worldwide group chief of staff, with earlier roles as CEO, Global Corporate UK, and global chief operating officer for the company’s Global Corporate division. She was also chief underwriting officer & chief operating officer, Executive Liability, for Arch Insurance.

She began her career as a financial lines underwriter working at Zurich U.S. and Great American Insurance Co., where she gained experience in underwriting and operations, both in the U.S. and internationally.

AXIS Re also announced that Rob Smart, who currently serves as interim president Global Markets, has been appointed to the newly created role of head of Specialty Re, and will report to Haugh. The Specialty Re unit, which sits within AXIS Re’s Global Markets division, was established in May 2018 when AXIS announced a new organizational design for its reinsurance segment as part of a commitment to strengthen market leadership.

Source: AXIS Capital

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