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XL Catlin’s insurance operations today announced it has appointed Nicola Harris as Head of Energy, EMEA.

In her new role, Ms. Harris is responsible for providing and designing insurance solutions for the Energy sector across EMEA, while leading a team of underwriters based in Dubai, Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid. Ms. Harris is based in Dubai, UAE.

Commenting, Huw Jones, Global Head of Energy at XL Catlin, said: “Energy has always been an integral part of XL Catlin’s business. In order for us to address both the traditional and emerging complex risks of our clients around the world, we need to continue attracting the best talent to join our global team.

“I am therefore delighted to welcome Nicola to XL Catlin, who brings with her 20 years’ experience in the Energy insurance sector, both on the broking and underwriting side. Having worked in the UK, in Africa and in the Middle East, her knowledge of the challenges our clients are facing is extensive. She is the right person to lead our EMEA team.”

Ms. Harris joins XL Catlin from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty where she was Head of Energy & Marine, based in Dubai since 2014. Prior to that, she held a number of roles at Marsh in London and then Cape Town, where she was appointed Regional Leader for Power & Energy in 2011.

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