AXIS Re has announced the appointment of Ann Haugh as President of its Global Markets division. In this role, Ms. Haugh will oversee AXIS Re Strategic Partners, global Specialty Re and AXIS Re’s international business platform in the Lloyd’s market. Ms. 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.
Ms. Haugh joins AXIS Re from the international insurance services firm Thomas Miller, where she served as Group Chief Operating Officer. Previously, she held a number of senior underwriting and operations leadership positions at Aspen Insurance Group and Zurich Insurance.
“We are excited to welcome Ann to AXIS. Her 25 years of insurance experience spans underwriting, operations, strategy and P&L management. This breadth and versatility of experience is a great addition to our organization. Ann also demonstrates the strong cultural values of execution and empathy that we are building at AXIS Re,” said Mr. Arora.
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 Ms. Haugh. The Specialty Re unit, which is 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.
“I am confident that Rob will be successful in leading this very important business for AXIS Re and delivering global product strategies. We are appreciative of his energy and commitment in establishing the Global Markets division during the interim period,” said Mr. Arora.