AXIS Global Markets Head of Underwriting Alistair Robson to Retire in June 2024

Company Release - 4/10/2024 10:00 AM ET

Company Announces Promotions of MacGregor, Cross, and Woolley

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (“AXIS Capital” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AXS) announced today that Alistair Robson, Head of Underwriting for AXIS Global Markets, and Chief Underwriting Officer of AXIS Managing Agency, has decided to retire. He will leave AXIS at the end of June 2024 after 13 years with the company and a 39-year career in insurance.

Mr. Robson joined AXIS in 2011 as Executive Vice President and Head of Global Property, also serving as the first Active Underwriter of Lloyd’s Syndicate 1686. He was later promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer of the International division and AXIS Managing Agency, before assuming his current role upon the formation of Global Markets in 2023.

“Alistair has been a driving force in establishing Global Markets as a powerful revenue generator for AXIS,” commented Mark Gregory, Head of AXIS Global Markets. “Among Alistair’s considerable contributions to AXIS have been his integral role in the founding of Syndicate 1686 in 2014, the merger of the AXIS and Novae underwriting operations from 2017, putting in place a rigorous performance management regime, the regulatory approval of AXIS Managing Agency, and, more recently, the launch of AXIS Energy Transition Syndicate 2050.”

New responsibilities and promotions

Mr. Robson’s decision to retire has prompted a series of promotions within Global Markets that will come into effect on July 1st.

  • Rory MacGregor, Head of Non-Marine, is promoted to Head of Underwriting, Global Markets, reporting to Mr. Gregory
  • Steve Cross, Head of Construction, is promoted to Head of Non-Marine, Global Markets, continuing to report to Mr. MacGregor
  • Anna Woolley, Senior Construction Underwriter, is promoted to Head of Construction, Global Markets, continuing to report to Mr. Cross 

Mr. Robson will work with the Global Markets leadership to ensure a smooth transition of his roles. “We thank Alistair for his leadership and contribution to AXIS and the wider industry, and congratulate Rory, Steve, and Anna on their well-deserved promotions,” Mr. Gregory added.


About AXIS Capital

AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global specialty underwriter and provider of insurance and reinsurance solutions. The Company has shareholders' equity of $5.3 billion at December 31, 2023 and locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore and Canada. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a financial strength rating of "A+" ("Strong") by Standard & Poor's and "A" ("Excellent") by A.M. Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at Follow AXIS Capital on LinkedIn and X Corp.

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