14 April 2016Actuarial & underwriting

XL Catlin appoints exec to drive captive service

XL Catlin has appointed Philippe Gouraud as head of strategic client and broker management for its insurance segment, effective April 15, 2016.  Gouraud will report to Kelly Lyles, chief regional officer, insurance at XL Catlin.  In the role, Gouraud will specifically help drive best in class service in the areas of global programmes and captives. He will also have responsibility for further driving XL Catlin’s market-centric culture in order to deliver relevant and innovative insurance solutions to its clients and brokers.  Gouraud founded a managing general agent in 2014 and before that, spent 15 years at AIG in both underwriting and senior account management roles. Prior to joining AIG he was head of risk financing at Elf Aquitaine Group (now part of Total SA), with responsibility for the management and placement of its insurance programmes and for the underwriting and management of its Bermuda and Luxembourg based reinsurance captives. As Elf Aquitaine Group’s risk manager based in the US, he was responsible for the insurance programmes of the North American chemical division. Lyles said: “As technology continues to shape and change the business world, having a close dialogue with our clients and brokers is central to our ability to respond to their evolving risk management needs.  “In this newly created strategic role, we expect Philippe to effectively align our broad underwriting and service capabilities to current and future market demands. His mandate includes making sure that our clients can benefit from the full breadth of our global programmes and captives service capabilities, leveraging our owned and partner network." He added: “Working closely with those teams, he will help to further build out our offering and best in class service.”