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XL Catlin has promoted Ian Rutherford, a 30-year insurance industry veteran, to head XL Catlin’s Canadian Property business. He now manages XL Catlin’s property underwriting operations in Vancouver, where he is based, as well as Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

According to Michele Sansone, head of XL Catlin’s North America Property unit, “Given Ian’s decades of experience in the Canadian P&C marketplace, plus his familiarity with XL Catlin’s expanded capacity and underwriting capabilities, there is no one better suited to continue building out and growing our Canadian operation. In his new role, Ian will help our clients in Canada design the right property insurance protection for their industrial and commercial properties, while making sure they take full advantage of our property risk engineering expertise to help them prevent property losses.”

XL Catlin’s Canadian Country Manager Nick Greggains added: “From mining to manufacturing, from forestry to retail, many Canadian businesses manage some very large complex property risks. Ian’s cross-industry experience and underwriting skill, especially for high risk properties, will prove valuable in their efforts.”

Mr. Rutherford joined Catlin Canada in 2010 to open its British Columbia Branch. Prior to joining XL Catlin, he spent more than two decades at GCAN Insurance Company, formerly Gerling Canada Insurance Company, including serving as vice president and regional manager for GCAN’s British Columbia regional operation.

XL Catlin’s Americas Property business meets a wide variety of commercial businesses and industries’ global and domestic property insurance needs including general property and equipment breakdown, delivered by a dedicated team of underwriters, risk engineers and property claims managers who specialize in addressing large, complex property risks. In Canada, XL Catlin’s property insurance coverage is available on a licensed basis through XL Specialty Insurance Company – Canadian branch.

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XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s (NYSE:XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit