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AXA XL today announced two senior promotions within its Excess Casualty Insurance business.

Effective immediately Vivienne Moniz and Elaine Scully have been appointed as Head of Excess Casualty, Bermuda and Head of Excess Casualty, Dublin, respectively.

Their responsibilities will include driving strategic growth and operational objectives within their regions and ensuring the highest degree of underwriting standards and profitability while maintaining superior broker and client satisfaction.

Ms Moniz, who will report to XL Bermuda Ltd Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Patrick Tannock, has more than 15 years of industry experience. She has held progressively senior roles within the company including most recently Head of Healthcare, Bermuda. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business, specializing in International Business from the University of LaTrobe, Melbourne Australia and Associate in Claims and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters designations.

Ms Scully, who will report to AXA XL Insurance President, Global Excess Casualty Donnacha Smyth, has more than 11 years of industry experience. Prior to her new role she was Senior Underwriter, Vice President on the Excess Casualty team in Dublin. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors, specializing in International Insurance and European Studies from the University of Limerick in Ireland, the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification from the International Risk Management Institute and the ACII designation from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Commenting on the promotions, Mr. Smyth said: “The fact that Elaine and Vivienne are willing and able to step into these leadership positions underscores AXA XL’s bench strength. Both are highly respected within the organization and their respective markets for their technical expertise, market knowledge and professional, collaborative and conscientious approach to business.  I look forward to working more closely with them in their new roles.”

Mr. Tannock added: “Given the exponential rate of change, the ever evolving complexity of risk and the constant challenges facing the insurance industry, it is imperative that every opportunity is made to identify, attract and retain the best talent. That’s why we’re proud and fortunate to have individuals of Vivienne and Elaine’s calibre taking on increasing leadership roles. Considering their track record of success, we are confident that they will continue to lead by example in demonstrating the value of being user friendly, solution-oriented and friction free.”

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About AXA XL[1]

AXA XL1 provides insurance and risk management products and services for mid-sized companies through to large multinationals, and reinsurance solutions to insurance companies globally. We partner with those who move the world forward. To learn more, visit

About AXA XL1 Insurance

AXA XL1 Insurance offers property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance solutions to mid-sized companies through to large multinationals globally. We partner with those who move the world forward. To learn more, visit

1 AXA XL is a division of AXA Group providing products and services through four business groups: AXA XL Insurance, AXA XL Reinsurance, AXA XL Art & Lifestyle and AXA XL Risk Consulting.