International giant announces latest Australian expansion

International giant announces latest Australian expansion | Insurance Business

International giant announces latest Australian expansion
International insurance giant XL Catlin has announced that it has opened a new office in Brisbane, its third office in Australia.

The Brisbane office will be initially staffed by Geoff Still and Steve Rogers, covering property and casualty underwriting respectively with “expansion planned into other lines over time.”

Steve Williamson, regional engineering leader for XL Catlin’s property engineering division – Global Asset Protection Services (GAPS) – will also be based in the new office.

Robin Johnson, country manager for XL Catlin Australia, said the expansion will help the business develop in the Queensland market.
“Opening this office continues our Australasian expansion,” Johnson said.

“It will allow us to get closer to our Queensland brokers and clients, to be more responsive to their needs and provide them with the service excellence that they expect from XL Catlin.”

Still joined XL Catlin in 2013 and has over 15 years’ worth of experience in property underwriting and broking with six years in the Brisbane market.

Rogers has nearly two decades of industry experience in the liability space both claims and underwriting and joined XL Catlin in 2008 whilst Williams joined the business in 1995 before moving to Australia with GAPS in 2004.

XL Catlin also has offices in Sydney and Melbourne with more than 100 employees working across the business which opened its Australian operation in 1998.