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AXA XL today announced three senior appointments to its London Reinsurance team, with the promotion of Megan Kempe, coupled with the additions of Nick Pascall and Conor Gaffney.

Ms. Kempe has been promoted to Head of US Property London, effective 1 September. She joined XL Re Ltd in Bermuda in 2004 as a catastrophe model analyst. After a short stint at D. E. Shaw & Co (Bermuda) Ltd, she re-joined XL Re in 2009 as an Associate Underwriter and was later promoted to Vice President, a role in which she made a significant contribution to increasing the company’s re/insurance footprint in emerging markets.

Mr. Pascall will be joining as Head of US Casualty Treaty, effective 1 October. He brings with him 27 years’ international re/insurance experience, having worked in London, Bermuda and Chicago. Mr. Pascall began his career as a Treaty Underwriter at CNA Re in 1992, and has since held senior roles at Catlin Underwriting Agencies Ltd and American Safety Re. Most recently, he worked as Head of Casualty Reinsurance at Hiscox Re in London.

Mr. Gaffney will be joining as Head of Specialty, effective 1 September. With nearly 15 years’ experience in the re/insurance industry, he began his career as a reinsurance pricing actuary at Imagine Group, and has held senior actuarial roles at AmTrust International Underwriters Ltd and PwC. Most recently, he held the role of Head of Reinsurance Underwriting at Greenlight Reinsurance Ireland Ltd in Dublin.

All three of the new appointments will be based in London and report to Rob Littlemore, Chief Executive London Reinsurance.

Mr. Littlemore commented: “I am delighted to welcome Megan, Nick and Conor to our London Reinsurance team. Each one of these highly talented individuals has the right credentials and leadership skills to continue our drive for profitable growth while ensuring clients receive the same, consistent high level of service and flexibility they have grown to expect from us.”

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