AXIS strengthens US cyber team

AXIS strengthens US cyber team | Insurance Business

AXIS strengthens US cyber team

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has announced the appointment of three underwriters to its US cyber and technology team.

Peter Smith has been appointed as underwriting manager for US cyber and technology, while Emma Werth and Jessica Currier join the company as senior underwriters.

“AXIS Insurance’s global cyber and technology business continues its strategic positioning with the hiring or three talented and experienced underwriters who will help our clients address the full scope of the cyber threat landscape,” said Dan Trueman, global head of cyber and technology for AXIS Insurance. “Peter’s diverse background in E&O, which includes experience as both a broker and an underwriter, provides him with a unique insight into the strategic needs of clients and innovation within the sector. The additions of Emma and Jessica as senior underwriters will help ensure we continue to provide our clients with strong technical underwriting and risk expertise.”

Smith has more than 12 years of specialty insurance experience. Prior to joining AXIS, he served as vice president and senior underwriter for cyber and technology E&O at Swiss Re. He has also held positions at Zurich North America and Marsh & McLennan.

Werth joins AXIS from Tokio Marine HHC and, prior to its acquisition by Tokio Marine, NAS Insurance Services. She previously worked at Zurich North America.

Prior to joining AXIS, Currier served as a senior underwriter at Hiscox. She began her career at Risk Strategies, serving in its entertainment business with a focus on film and television and Broadway shows.