XL Catlin names Brent Hoffman as global head of claims

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XL Catlin has appointed Brent Hoffman as is global head of claims.

Hoffman will report to Paul Jardine, XL Catlin’s chief experience officer. Hoffman joined XL in 2014 and most recently held the position of general counsel for global claims, with a place on the claims leadership team.

In his new role, claims will be responsible for leading claims teams across XL Catlin’s insurance and reinsurance operations.

Commenting, Greg Hendrick, president of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, said: “Brent’s promotion is testament to the bench strength we have in our claims team. His experience and knowledge ideally positions him to lead our claims function of more than 700 colleagues based in 24 countries worldwide.”

“Under Brent’s leadership I am confident that we will continue to be recognised by our clients and brokers for the outstanding claims service we provide every day.”

Before joining XL Catlin, Hoffman was with The Hartford for more than 12 years, where he held various in-house attorney positions in addition to a vice president role in the company’s claim department, with responsibility for managing claim groups in the US and UK.

Hoffman started his career in private practice, working at both Bingham McCutchen and Saul Ewing.

AXA is pressing ahead with its acquisition of XL Group for $15.3 billion (€12.4 billion), a deal that will create the biggest global property and casualty commercial insurer in the world.

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