Global insurer XL Catlin’s excess casualty insurance division has promoted Colm Lyons to chief excess casualty officer, replacing Donnacha Smyth. Based in Dublin, he will report to Bob Shine, acting head of global excess casualty.
Lyons joined the company in 2007 as an excess casualty underwriter, and then was promoted to senior underwriter in 2010. He is a graduate of XL Catlin’s Emerging Leaders program and has over a decade of insurance industry experience. He has held positions at AWAC, AXIS, Marsh
Jason Harris, XL Catlin’s chief executive for global casualty, commented on the promotion, “Colm’s dedication to the excess casualty market as well as impressive tenure at XL Catlin assures that our brokers and clients will continue to see the same flexibility and service commitment that they’ve grown accustomed to receiving from us.”