XL Catlin appoints cyber insurance head

Global appointment will oversee emerging risk area for major insurer

XL Catlin appoints cyber insurance head

Insurance News

By Jordan Lynn

XL Catlin has announced the appointment of a new head of its international cyber and technology, media and telecoms practice.

James Tuplin will take on the role and will be responsible for underwriting cyber insurance, as well as professional indemnity for the technology and media sectors.

Tuplin will join XL Catlin from QBE’s European operations and has nearly 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

At QBE, Tuplin was cyber and TMT portfolio manager and helped grow the firm’s cyber presence. Prior to his time with QBE, Tuplin worked for Allianz and Zurich in a number of roles.

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Louise Dennerståhl, XL Catlin’s head of international financial lines – insurance, welcomed Tuplin to the business and said that his cyber expertise will help the firm grow its presence in the emerging market internationally.

“He is a respected figure in the market, known for his expertise in cyber insurance and his knowledge of the technology sector,” Dennerståhl said. “I am convinced that he has the right skillset to lead our international underwriting efforts successfully for these high profile and complex insurance solutions.”

The move follows the promotion of Tim McMahon to global chief underwriting officer, property, which the business announced earlier this week.

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