A former Swiss Re executive is joining XL Catlin in a leadership role. QBE North America said it will appoint a former CNA executive as its new chief underwriting officer for North America. Chubb promoted one of its executives to a position where she will help shape its high-net—worth personal insurance business. An ex-AIG executive will lead Everest Re Group’s newly-launched Life Sciences practice.


Nancy Bewlay

A former Swiss Re executive is joining XL Catlin as its global chief underwriting officer, Casualty.

Nancy Bewlay takes on the new position as of April 17. She’ll assume underwriting and portfolio management for Xl Catlin’s Casualty insurance coverages globally. Bewlay will be based in Stamford, Conn. and report to Neil Robertson, chief executive, Insurance Underwriting.

Bewlay, a 25-year insurance and reinsurance industry veteran, was most recently at Swiss Re, where she served as managing director and head of Casualty for the U.S. and Canada. In this role, she handled development and management of the company’s casualty portfolio.


QBE North America is appointing a former CNA executive as its latest chief underwriting officer for North America.

In this new role, John Beckman will lead QBE North America’s efforts to enhance existing underwriting practices and process, including product development, technical leadership and risk appetites.

Also, Beckman will serve as a member of the QBE North America Executive Management Board, and chair of the North America Underwriting Committee. He’ll be based in New York City and report to Russell Johnston, CEO for QBE North America.

Beckman, a 25-plus-year industry veteran, was most recently senior vice president and chief transformation officer at CNA Insurance, where he led development and implementation of new predictive pricing tools, plus the replacement of legacy underwriting and policy administration systems.

From 2011 to 201, Beckman was chief underwriting officer for CNA’s Commercial Insurance business.


Ana Robic/Chubb

Chubb named Ana Robic as chief operating officer for North America Personal Risk Services.

In her new role, she’ll be responsible for strategies and activities designed to spur profitable growth for Chubb’s high-net-worth personal insurance division, including sales and distribution, underwriting and product strategies, underwriting centers and risk consulting. She’ll be based in Whitehouse Station, N.J. and report to Fran O’Brien, senior vice president, Chubb Group, division president, North America Personal Risk Services.

Robic has more than 17 years of insurance experienced in commercial underwriting and management. Most recently, she was executive vice president, Canadian Regional Manager, Commercial Insurance for Chubb.


Everest Re Group is bringing on a former AIG executive to lead its newly-launched Life Sciences practice, within the Specialty Caualty Group.

Andy Faber, to be based in the firm’s Boston office, will be tasked with establishing a dedicated life sciences team in the U.S. marketplace, and bringing to market custom insurance products that support complex life sciences risks. He’ll report to Connie Germano, head of the Everest Specialty Casualty Group.

Previously, Faber was at AIG dating back to 1998, where he held various leadership roles. Most recently, he was vice president and Global Life Sciences Product Line Manager at the AIG-owned Lexington Insurance Company.

Sources: Chubb, XL Catlin, QBE North America

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