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XL Catlin has strengthened its North America Aviation Insurance team with the following key appointments:


  • David Watts, named Vice President, Canadian Aviation Manager, Canada. Mr. Watts joins XL Catlin from Boston Marks London where he has served as Chief Executive Officer.
  • Alex Barker, assumes management responsibility of the Aviation team in Calgary reporting to David Watts.
  • Stephanie Hope, joined as Aviation Underwriter, Calgary. Ms. Hope joins from Charles Taylor plc where she most recently served as Loss Adjuster.

United States:

  • Timothy Bartos, appointed Vice President Senior Underwriter, New York. Mr, Bartos most recently served as New York Regional Aviation Manager at AIG.

Commenting on the appointments, Eric Donofrio, Head of North America Aviation said: “We are relentlessly focused on securing the best talent to continue to serve our brokers and clients with innovative products and top level service. Both David and Timothy are experienced underwriters and leaders, an excellent addition to our teams in Canada and the U.S.”

Nick Greggains, Country Manager, XL Catlin, Canada added: “Alex’s promotion is in recognition of his hard work and leadership and we are delighted to have Stephanie join our growing team of Canada market experts. Our North American Aviation team has exceptional technical knowledge and experience in their relevant fields, and with the addition of David at the helm in Canada we will continue to deliver on our promise and market leading portfolios.”

XL Catlin offers a comprehensive suite of Aviation insurance options. We can offer multi lines within aviation for individual clients. Coverage extends to traditional and specialized companies from component manufacturers to airport operators.

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About XL Catlin

XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd’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