AXA XL Insurance has announced the launch of an Underwriting Innovation Office in the US. The company has appointed Rose Hall, currently head of construction innovation, as head of innovation, Americas, to lead the office.
“Innovating has long been part of every AXA XL colleague’s job description and we’ve seen some incredible creativity across our business lines,” said Joe Tocco, CEO of AXA XL Americas. “With this launch, we’re establishing a dedicated, regional resource to help us make the most of our strategic partnerships, deploy successful innovation across business lines, align with AXA Group’s innovation plans, and more. With her success in developing our construction ecosystem and other innovative initiatives, Rose has the right experience and the high level of energy necessary to take on this role.”
The Americas Underwriting Innovation Office will liaise across the company’s business lines and support functions in the Americas, including client distribution, underwriting, risk engineering and consulting, among others.
In her new role, Hall will report to Donna Nadeau, chief underwriting officer for the Americas at AXA XL.
“Rose has played a key role in turning a business-led initiative, like our construction ecosystem, into a broad-reaching service enhancement available to our clients,” Nadeau said. “In her new role, she’ll be providing leadership and direction in the future development and implementation of ecosystems, technology solutions, and enhanced customer service initiatives. We’re not innovating for innovation’s sake. We’re innovating so that we can create new products to address our clients’ unanswered business challenges. We’re innovating to find new ways to help them curb the rising cost of risk.”
Hall joined AXA XL in 2015 as a construction risk engineer and most recently served as vice president and head of construction innovation. Before joining AXA XL, she worked as a consultant providing litigation support and expert witness testimony services on construction-related claims and legal matters. She spent the first decade of her career in the construction industry.