Executives on the Move at AXA XL, At-Bay, Arch

March 10, 2022

AXA XL has appointed Nancy Bewlay as chief executive reinsurance with immediate effect.

She assumes the role from Charles Cooper, who has decided to step down after more than 20 years as a senior executive in the company’s Reinsurance business.

Bewlay has over 30 years of industry experience and has held numerous senior roles at XL Catlin and then AXA XL. Most recently she was global chief underwriting officer, responsible for AXA XL’s underwriting governance, pricing and P&L globally. She joined XL Catlin in 2017 as the global CUO for Casualty. Prior to that, she served as head of Underwriting for Casualty at Swiss Re and was president and chief executive officer of C.V. Starr & Company (California).


Cyber MGA At-Bay has hired Thomas Dekens as chief strategy officer. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for driving the long-term strategy, scaling operations to support new growth and forging new alliances with businesses within the technology ecosystem.

Dekens most recently was vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development at cybersecurity company Forescout, where he led corporate and product strategy and the transformation of the business.


Arch Insurance International, part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has promoted Krista Bonneau to the position of chief reinsurance and exposure officer, with immediate effect.

In this role, Bonneau will be responsible for developing and managing the ceded reinsurance and exposure management functions across Arch Insurance International’s portfolio. Based in London, she will report to Hugh Sturgess, president and chief executive officer, Arch Insurance International.

Most recently, Bonneau was senior vice president of Ceded Reinsurance. She joined Arch Insurance Co. in 2010 and became assistant vice president with the Ceded Reinsurance team in 2014.