AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA Group, has promoted senior class underwriter Peter Welton (pictured) to UK head of energy.
The Marsh alumnus, who came onboard AXA XL predecessor company Catlin Underwriting Agencies Ltd in 2005, will be in charge of developing the UK energy book as well as designing innovative insurance solutions for energy clients.
“The global energy market is currently undergoing a period of transformation,” noted Huw Jones, chief underwriting officer for global energy at AXA XL. “Having the right team in place is an integral part of our commitment to our clients, as they manage the associated risks today and in the years ahead.
“I am delighted that Peter will be taking on the role of UK head of energy and have every confidence that his high level of technical expertise and knowledge will further strengthen our UK energy business. His promotion is also a demonstration of the depth of talent we have at AXA XL.”
Succeeding Luis Prato, who last month became chief underwriting officer for UK legal entities, Welton will lead a team of underwriters in London.