AXIS Re hired a new executive to help manage its Lloyd’s operations. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance appointed a Chubb veteran to run its expanded operations in Australia. A veteran executive who ran one of W.R. Berkley Corp.’s, companies has retired, and his replacement has been named.


AXIS Re hired Joe Sweeting as Head of Lloyd’s Casualty Reinsurance.

In this role, Sweeting will manage all aspects of AXIS Re’s casualty business at Lloyd’s, including portfolio strategy, new and renewal production activity and distribution development from reinsurance intermediaries.

Sweeting joins AXIS from Vibe Syndicate 5678, where he spent more than three years as a Casualty Treaty Class Underwriter. Before that, he was Head of Casualty Reinsurance for Hiscox Syndicate 33 and a Casualty Underwriter for Amlin Syndicate 2001. Sweeting is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance named Monica Holland to lead its expanded Australian operations in Adelaide, South Australia.

As Underwriting Manager for South Australia, Holland will work closely with BHSI’s team in Melbourne to deliver the company’s full range of product offerings. This includes property, liability, executive & professional lines, marine, accident & health and healthcare insurance solutions. She will also serve as Casualty Manager for South Australia.

Holland is a 25 year insurance industry veteran, previously serving as in leadership roles in Chubb and ACE Ltd., the company Chubb acquired.


Marlo Edwards is the new president of W.R. Berkley Corp.’s Verus Underwriting Managers.

Edwards succeeds Dale Pilkington, who is retiring. The appointment is effective immediately.

Edwards joins Verus with over 20 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry, and most recently served as a senior vice president and casualty practice leader of U.S. operations at a specialty property casualty insurer. Her background covers both primary and excess liability, professional lines, and reinsurance.

Verus Underwriting Managers is an underwriting manager targeting small to midsize commercial risks in the E&S and Specialty insurance markets through appointed wholesale brokers and agents.

Sources: AXIS Re, BHSI, W.R. Berkley Corp.

Topics Excess Surplus Underwriting Reinsurance Australia Casualty