Robin Johnson, Country head, Australia, XL Catlin
Robin Johnson has led XL Catlin’s Australian operations since July 2015.
Before taking on his current role, Johnson was country manager of XL Group in Singapore. Prior to that time, he spent a decade working for AIG; his most recent appointment there was as head of broker and client manager for AIG Singapore. His career in insurance has included senior roles in underwriting, distribution and management.
Speaking to Insurance Business in 2016, Johnson described XL Catlin as being large enough and having the balance sheet to be able to take on clients’ most complex risks, while also being small enough to be nimble and responsive, with short decision chains.
XL Catlin is a business to watch, not just at home but on the global front. Especially interesting is the work the global insurer and reinsurer is undertaking with autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica. It’s a partnership that will provide the insurer with better information as to how to address risks specifi c to insurance for autonomous vehicles, while enabling Oxbotica to understand the risks acceptable to underwriters and to accordingly design technology that can more easily be insured.