Executive Group

David Watson

David is Chief Executive, Europe, Middle East and Africa and International Casualty. He was previously head of XL Group’s European and Asia Pacific Reinsurance operations. Before his appointment in 2006, he was the General Manager for Reinsurance operations in London.

In 1993, David joined NAC Re, where he was Executive Director and Chief Casualty Underwriter. He started his business career with the Norwich Union Insurance Company, underwriting facultative casualty business from various parts of the world. He subsequently moved to reinsurance with Victory Reinsurance and NW Reinsurance.

He is a former Director of the International Underwriting Association in London and a former Chairman of its Technical Underwriting Executive Committee. He has represented the International Underwriting Association in various casualty discussions with government and industry associations and trade bodies.

David is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.


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