AXA XL appoints McGovern CEO

Sean McGovern has been appointed as CEO UK & Lloyd’s market at AXA XL, a role he has carried out on an interim basis for some months.

Since joining XL Group in 2016, McGovern has led the claims, legal and compliance and regulatory and government affairs functions. He was also key in the formation of AXA XL following their recent merger.

Commenting on the appointment, AXA XL CEO, Scott Gunter said: “Sean’s deep understanding of AXA XL’s business, coupled with his significant knowledge and experience of the London and Lloyd’s market position him ideally to lead our UK and Lloyd’s presence. Over the course of the last few months, Sean has proven his ability to put our clients and brokers at the heart of what we do and to balance strategic thinking with the day-to-day requirements needed to fulfil this important leadership position.”

Prior to joining XL, McGovern held various senior positions at Lloyd’s of London, having joined in 1996 from private practice at Clifford Chance. In 2002, he was appointed a director and Lloyd’s General Counsel, with global responsibility for Lloyd's legal, regulatory and government affairs globally. In 2014, he also became Lloyd's first chief risk officer and a member of the Franchise Board.

McGovern is currently a board member of the Lloyd’s Market Association, a non-executive board member of TheCityUK and chairman of its International Trade and Investment Group.

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