Axis Adds Swiss Re, NAS and Hiscox Veterans to U.S. Cyber Insurance Team

Specialty insurer AXIS Insurance announced the hiring of three experienced underwriters to its U.S. Cyber and Technology team.

Peter Smith will join AXIS as underwriting manager, while and Emma Werth and Jessica Currier will join as senior underwriters.

Smith will specialize in middle market underwriting and strategic development across cyber and technology errors and omissions (E&O), focusing on new and renewal accounts of all programs. He has more than 12 years’ specialty insurance experience and joins Axis from Swiss Re where he was a vice president and senior underwriter in Cyber and Technology E&O. Prior, he was a senior underwriter for Specialty E&O at Zurich North America, and claims assistant vice president at Marsh & McClennan where he focused on property/casualty and E&O.

Werth will focus on cyber and technology underwriting, having spent the previous two years underwriting cyber and technology at NAS Insurance Services and later Tokio Marine HHC following its acquisition of NAS. Prior, she worked at Zurich North America as an associate underwriter for middle market property and casualty with an emphasis on large business casualty.

Currier joins Axis from Hiscox and will focus on Media E&O. She brings experience from both the carrier and broker perspectives, having started her career at Risk Strategies on its entertainment business with a focus on film and TV and Broadway shows. She then joined Hiscox as a senior underwriter, handling media risks for regional and large program accounts.